Euro 2020: Kuipers named as referee for England v Italy

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Bjorn Kuipers

Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers will officiate this Sunday’s Euro 2020 final between England and Italy at Wembley.

The appointment means the experienced 48-year-old, who has been an international referee since 2006, will become the first Dutchman to officiate in a European Championship final.

Sunday’s Wembley showpiece will be his fourth match of the tournament after the Denmark v Belgium and Slovakia v Spain group games and the quarter-final between Denmark and the Czech Republic.

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He was also the fourth official for England’s opening victory over Croatia.

Kuipers has previously refereed the Champions League final, in 2014, and the Europa League final twice.

This is his third European Championship and he has also officiated at two World Cups. He was in charge for England’s World Cup quarter-final victory over Sweden in Russia in 2018.

The assistant referees will be fellow Dutchmen Sander van Roekel and Erwin Zeinstra, while Carlos Del Cerro Grande of Spain will be the fourth official. Germany’s Bastian Dankert will be the video assistant referee.