Szymon Marciniak appointed as the referee for 2022 World Cup final.

  • Szymon Marciniak confirmed as the referee for the 2022 World Cup final.

Szymon Marciniak appointed as the referee for 2022 World Cup final.
Szymon Marciniak appointed as the referee for 2022 World Cup final.

Polish referee Szymon Marciniak has been appointed and given the whistle to officiate the 2022 World Cup final between Argentina and .

Marciniak becomes the first native to given the honour and will joined by fellow Poles Pawel Sokolnicki and Tomasz Listkiewicz on the sidelines.

He was heavily involved in the Champions League in 2021–2022, officiating four games in the group stage and two in the round of 16, before presiding over Chelsea’s 3-2 victory over Real Madrid in the quarterfinal and Liverpool’s victory over Villarreal in the semi–final—the first time a Polish had ever presided over a significant European semi–final.


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Marciniak has presided over two games this winter, and he has already refereed matches involving both and Argentina.

He was in charge of the whistle during the group stage as defeated 2-1, issuing three yellow cards as Kylian Mbappe’s late strike gave Les Bleus the victory.

After that, Marciniak oversaw Argentina’s 2-1 triumph over Australia in the round of 16.

Thus, the 2022 World Cup final will overseen by the Polish referee.

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