Soccer-Kuipers to turn out to be first Dutch referee for Euro ultimate


(Reuters) – Bjorn Kuipers will turn out to be the primary Dutch referee to take cost of a European Championship ultimate when England tackle Italy in Sunday’s Wembley showpiece, the continent’s soccer governing physique UEFA stated on Thursday.

Kuipers, who started officiating within the Dutch leagues earlier than working his method up the ranks to turn out to be a global referee in 2006, will make his seventh UEFA competitors ultimate look.

He has beforehand officiated two Europa League finals and one Champions League ultimate and was additionally a part of the referees’ group at Euro 2012 and 2016 and the final two World Cups.

At this 12 months’s Euros, Kuipers has refereed two group stage matches – Denmark v Belgium and Slovakia v Spain – and the quarter-final between Czech Republic and Denmark.

Kuipers will likely be joined at Sunday’s ultimate by Dutch assistants Sander van Roekel and Erwin Zeinstra, whereas Spain’s Carlos Del Cerro Grande would be the fourth official.

Bastian Dankert was named the video assistant referee and can work alongside fellow German assistants Christian Gittelmann and Marco Fritz and Netherlands’ Pol van Boekel.

(Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Modifying by Andrew Cawthorne)



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