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Uefa have announced that Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers will be in charge of the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy on Sunday.
The match will be held at Wembley Stadium, with the 48-year-old set to referee his seventh major final.
Kuipers has overseen six other major finals during his career as an official, including the following:
2018 UEFA Europa League final between Marseille and Atlético de Madrid
2014 UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid
2013 UEFA Europa League final between Benfica and Chelsea
2011 UEFA Super Cup match between Barcelona and Porto
2009 UEFA Under-21 European Championship final between Germany and England
2006 UEFA European Under-17 Championship final between Czech Republic and Russia
Kuipers was the referee for Slovakia's 5-0 loss to Spain in their final Group E game
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The Dutchman will be the first referee from his nation to officiate a Euro final and has been an international referee since 2006.
He’s no stranger to officiating games as this summer’s competition, with Kuipers having taken charge of Denmark’s 2-1 loss to Belgium in Group B. The 48-year-old has also overseen Spain’s 5-0 win over Slovakia in Group E, as well as the Danes’ 2-1 quarter-final victory over Czech Republic.
This will be his first England game as the referee in the competition. However, he was also the fourth official in the Three Lions’ 1-0 win over Croatia in their opening match of Group D.
The Dutchman will be assisted by two fellow countrymen on Sunday, Sander van Roekel and Erwin Zeinstra, while Span’s Carlos Del Cerro Grande has been appointed as the match’s fourth official.
In terms of those overseeing the video assistant referee (VAR) role, German Bastian Dankert will be in charge of the technology. He will be assisted by two other Germans, Christian Gittelmann and Marco Fritz and will also work alongside The Netherlands’ Pol van Boekel and Spain’s Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez.
Below is the full list of who has been assigned what role by Uefa for this Sunday’s final:
Referee – Bjorn Kuipers (Netherlands)
Assistants – Sander van Roekel, Erwin Zeinstra (both Netherlands)
Fourth official – Carlos Del Cerro Grande (Spain)
Reserve Assistant Referee – Juan Carlos Yuste Jimenez (Spain)
Video Assistant Referee : Bastian Dankert (Germany)
VAR Assistants: Pol van Boekel (Netherlands), Christian Gittelmann, Marco Fritz (Germany)
England fans celebrate their nation's semi-final win over Denmark on Wednesday
Kuipers will have to remain as composed as possible with Wembley set to be at three quarter capacity for the final. The UK Government announced that 60,000 supporters will be allowed to watch the game in the stadium and the Three Lions’ fans will let their voices be heard if they feel the Dutchman isn’t doing his job properly.
This will be England’s first major tournament final in 55 years since winning the World Cup in 1966, and their first-ever in the Euros. Opponent’s Italy have only lifted the Henri Delaunay Trophy once in their history, beating Yugoslavia over two legs in the 1968 final.
Attention now turns to 8pm Sunday with England looking to make history once again.