UEFA has appointed the referee who will officiate the Euro 2020 final match between Italy vs England. He is a judge from the Netherlands, Bjorn Kuipers.
Kuipers became the first person from the Netherlands to referee the Euro 2020 final. The 48-year-old is also no stranger to England and Italy.
Previously, Kuipers had also led the England vs Italy match in the 2014 World Cup group stage. At that time, Gli Azzurri won 2-1 through goals from Claudio Marchisio and Mario Balotelli, while Daniel Sturridge scored the Three Lions goal.
As was the case in Brazil seven years ago, Kuipers was again accompanied by the same linesmen, namely Sander van Roekel and Erwin Zeinstra. This is the seventh final that Kuipers has lived in his career, both at club and national level tournaments.
Some of the important matches that have been led by Kuipers include the 2016 Champions League Final between Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid and the 2018 Europa League Final between Marseille vs Atletico Madrid.
In addition to the appointment of Kuipers and his assistants, UEFA also announced the names of other match kits. Carlos Del Cerro Grande (Spain) was appointed as the fourth official.
The task as a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was handed over to Bastian Dankert (Germany), who will be assisted by Pol van Boekel (Netherlands), Christian Gittelmann (Germany), and Marco Fritz (Germany). Meanwhile, Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (Spain) was set up as a reserve assistant referee.
Italy vs England match will be held at Wembley, London, on Monday (12/7/2021) at 02.00 WIB.