Who is Szymon Marciniak, the referee of Argentina vs France for the Qatar 2022 Final?

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© Robert Cianflone/Getty ImagesSzymon Marciniak of Poland

France and Argentina clash in the long awaited final of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Read here to find out who will be the referee for this historic game at Lusail Stadium.

In one of the most anticipated matches in history, Argentina will face France in the final of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. As expected, with two of the biggest stars in Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe going head-to-head, FIFA had a very difficult task in selecting the referee for this game.

France lifted the trophy in 1998 and 2018. This is why they can still become the third team ever to win the tournament in consecutive editions. Meanwhile, Argentina won in 1978 and 1986.

Daniele Orsato (Italy) and Cesar Ramos (Mexico) were out of contention to be referees in the final given that they both took part in the semi-finals of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Other notable names have already been ruled out as Michael Oliver (England) or the controversial Mateu Lahoz (Spain). Read here to find out who will decide in the final.

Qatar 2022: Who will be the referee for the World Cup final?

Szymon Marciniak from Poland will be the referee for the Qatar 2022 World Cup final between Argentina and France at Lusail Stadium. He will be the first Polish referee ever in charge of the tournament’s final. The 41-year old became international in 2011 and this is his second World Cup experience. Furthermore, Marciniak has refereed in the UEFA Euro, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup.

In the 2018 World Cup, Szymon Marciniak was in charge of two games in the group stage: Argentina vs Iceland and Germany vs Sweden. During Qatar 2022, the Polish referee had already worked in two matches: France vs Denmark (group stage) and Argentina vs Australia (Round of 16).

For the game between Argentina and France, Pawel Sokolnicki (Poland) will be Assistant Referee 1 and Tomasz Listkiewicz (Poland) will be Assistant Referee 2. Ismail Elfath (United States) will be the Fourth Official.

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