Mark Clattenburg to referee EURO 2016 Final

The UEFA Referees Committee has announced that Mark Clattenburg will referee Sunday’s UEFA EURO 2016 final between Portugal and France at Saint-Denis.

The 41-year-old, who also officiated at the UEFA Champions League final in May, becomes the second man to take charge of both major European football occasions in the same season after Pedro Proença in 2012.

This is Clattenburg’s fourth appointment of UEFA EURO 2016, following Belgium v Italy, Czech Republic v Croatia and Switzerland v Poland. He was also a fourth official when Iceland played Austria, his one previous UEFA-assigned fixture at the Stade de France.

The Englishman also refereed the FA Cup final in May and received widespread criticism for two incidents that saw him whistle for a free when advantage should have been played for Crystal Palace. This is the showpiece of the tournament so he will have to be at his best as millions will be watching this greatly anticipated game.

Refereeing team
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG)
Assistants: Simon Beck (ENG), Jake Collin (ENG)
Fourth official: Viktor Kassai (HUN)
Additional assistants: Anthony Taylor (ENG), Andre Marriner (ENG)
Reserve assistant referee: György Ring (HUN)

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