Clattenburg to referee Euro finals

Mark Clattenburg  AFP PHOTO

Mark Clattenburg

PARIS: English referee Mark Clattenburg was on Friday named as the man in charge of Sunday’s (Monday in Manila) Euro 2016 final between France and Portugal.

European football’s governing body UEFA have called on the 41-year-old’s experience for the championship decider at the Stade de France.

A former electrician, Clattenburg became a professional referee in 2007.

He has already overseen three matches at the tournament – the first round games between Belgium v Italy, and the Czech Republic v Croatia, and the last-16 clash between Switzerland v Poland.

In May, Clattenburg refereed the Champions League final between Real and Atletico Madrid. He becomes only the second referee after Pedro Proenca in 2012 to officiate at both the Champions League and European championships finals.

On Sunday he will be assisted by two English assistants, Simon Beck and Jake Collin.



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