Mark Clattenburg is set to officiate the
final of Euro 2016 if Portugal beat Wales
in Wednesday’s semi-final
UEFA omitted Clattenburg from their
semi-final line-up preferring Jonas
Eriksson (Portugal-Wales) and Nicola
Rizzoli (Germany-France) instead.
It subsequently risen his chances of
capping off an impressive 2015/16
season.
So far he’s already overseen both FA Cup
and Champions League finals and is
looking to make it a hat-trick. However,
the Dragons stand in his way.
If they were to get past Portugal and
make their first major international final
expectation is UEFA will opt for
Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai.
Clattenburg has so far made three
appearances at this summer’s
tournament.
Two of those came in the group phase,
Belgium-Italy and Czech Republic-
Croatia, with his final game being
Switzerland-Poland in the last-16. He’s
yet to send a player off albeit handing out
13 yellow cards.
His performance in the Czech Republic-
Croatia game when it was temporarily
suspended due to crowd disturbance, and
the way he took charge of the situation,
reportedly impressed UEFA.
Already a popular figure within European
football’s governing body, the Englishman
made his Champions League debut in the
2010/11 season, and since has officiated
in 25 matches.

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