News 10 July 2021

UEFA says Björn Kuipers will referee at the EURO 2020 final

10 July 2021

UEFA has announced the referee for the Euro 2020 final which will see England face-off against Italy this Sunday at Wembley Stadium.

Dutch’s Björn Kuipers will take charge and the professional has over 25 years of experience.

Kuipers has acted as the referee at several matches including the 2018 UEFA Europa League final between Marseille and Atlético de Madrid, the 2014 UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid and the 2013 UEFA Europa League final between Benfica and Chelsea.

The refereeing team is as follows according to the UEFA website:

  • Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
  • Assistants: Sander van Roekel, Erwin Zeinstra (Netherlands)
  • Fourth official: Carlos Del Cerro Grande (Spain)
  • Reserve Assistant Referee: Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (Spain)
  • Video Assistant Referee: Bastian Dankert (Germany)
  • VAR Assistants: Pol van Boekel (Netherlands), Christian Gittelmann and Marco Fritz (Germany)

England reached the final after beating Denmark 2-1 in the semi-final match.

The winning goal came from England Captain Harry Kane who scored on the rebound of his missed penalty.

The final will take place at 8pm on Sunday 11th July and if England wins the final, Prime Minister Boris Johnson could announce an emergency Bank Holiday on Monday 12th July.

Over 350,000 people have now signed a petition calling for this to happen.

(Image Credit: Кирилл Венедиктов)