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    Polish Referee Szymon Marciniak to Officiate Euro 2024 Final

    Szymon Marciniak is set to be the head referee for the Euro 2024 final, according to TVP Sport, citing information from UEFA. Marciniak, a seasoned referee, has previously officiated at prestigious events such as the World Cup in Qatar, the Champions League, and the UEFA Super Cup. If confirmed, this will mark the first time he oversees a European Championship final.

    Marciniak’s candidacy has been under consideration for some time, and his reputation as one of the best referees globally strengthens his position. UEFA’s decision to choose Marciniak comes amid controversy surrounding Felix Zwayer, who was appointed to officiate the Euro 2024 semi-final between England and the Netherlands. Zwayer’s past involvement in a corruption scandal sparked criticism, notably from England’s star player Jude Bellingham.

    In response to the backlash, UEFA appears to be favoring Marciniak for the final, recognizing his impeccable track record and widespread respect in the football community. Despite his qualifications, the final decision on referees often involves various factors and behind-the-scenes deliberations.

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