Paris: English referee Mark
Clattenburg was on Friday
named as the man in charge of
Sunday’s Euro 2016 final
between France and Portugal.
European football’s governing
body UEFA have called on the
41-year-old’s experience for the
championship decider at the
Stade de France.
A former electrician,
Clattenburg became a
professional referee in 2007.
He has already overseen three
matches at the tournament – the
first round games between
Belgium v Italy, and the Czech
Republic v Croatia, and the
last-16 clash between
Switzerland v Poland.
In May, Clattenburg refereed
the Champions League final
between Real Madrid and
Atletico Madrid. He becomes
only the second referee after
Pedro Proenca in 2012 to
officiate at both the Champions
League and European
championships finals.
On Sunday he will be assisted
by two English assistants, Simon
Beck and Jake Collin.