Polish referee Szymon Marciniak will officiate the European Football Champions League final between England’s Manchester City and Inter of Italy scheduled for June 10 at the Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul, the European Union (WIFA) has announced. Monday.
Marciniak, 42, has overseen eight matches in the continental championship this season, including the second leg of the semi-final between City and Real Madrid.
Marchignac was crowned champions in the last World Cup final in Qatar, where Argentina lost to France on penalties.
Marciniak began his refereeing career as an amateur referee at the age of 21, turning professional in 2006. In 2009 he was awarded the Referee Badge in the Polish First Division and later he was recognized as an International Referee in 2011.
Since 2014, Marciniak has been one of the referees of the European Club Championship and European qualifiers for the World Cup, and in 2018 he managed his first World Cup match, the same year he managed Real Madrid and the European Super Cup. Atletico Madrid.
His career took a major turn after he suffered from ill health. “The last year and a half has been very difficult for me,” he said before the World Cup final. We know how hard this has been for me. Now life is smiling at me again and I can’t stop smiling because it feels like it. Good.”
He described his start as a player in his hometown of Wisla Bloc, and decided to go to the referee after a conversation with the referee who sent him off. “We talked after the match and he told me an important sentence: if you think this job is easy, try it yourself, you know, I said to myself: why not? I immediately went to take lessons, I started as a referee, I am grateful to him because If it wasn’t for the red card, I wouldn’t have refereed in my life.
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