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Euro 2016: Mark Clattenburg To Referee Final Clash Between France And Portugal

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English umpire Mark Clattenburg will referee Sunday’s UEFA Euro 2016 final between host France and Portugal, the UEFA Referees Committee announced here Friday.

Clattenburg, 41, who also refereed the UEFA Champions League final in May, has become the second man to take charge of both major European football occasions in the same year after Pedro Proenca in 2012.

Clattenburg will be joined by English assistants Simon Beck and Jake Collin, plus compatriot additional assistants Anthony Taylor and Andre Marriner, when Portugal play France at the Stade de France on Sunday.

Former electrician Clattenburg made history in May when he became the first man to preside over the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League finals in the same season. An international referee since 2007, he has also overseen the 2012 Olympics’ final and 2014 UEFA Super Cup among many major matches. He is the first English referee of a EURO final since Arthur Ellis (1960) and Arthur Holland (1964) were in the middle for the inaugural two deciders.

Clattenburg was one of the pioneering additional assistant referees when the role was trialled at UEFA EURO 2012. At this summer’s tournament in France he has refereed Belgium vs Italy, Czech Republic vs Croatia and the opening round of 16 game between Switzerland and Poland. He was also a fourth official at the Stade de France when Iceland played Austria.

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