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The 'Worst Referee In The 2014 World Cup' Appointed For Champions League Final

The 'Worst Referee In The 2014 World Cup' Appointed For Champions League Final

UEFA have unveiled their officials for the Champions League and Europa League final, with football's European governing body assigning the 'worst referee in the 2014 World Cup' to Real Madrid vs. Liverpool.

Great.

Dutch referee Björn Kuipers will oversee Atletico Madrid vs. Marseille in Lyon, France, on May 16th.

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While Serbia's Milorad Mazic will take charge of the Champions League final.

Mazic ring any bells?

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Well, the controversial official was named the 'worst referee in the 2014 World Cup' by over 80,000 fans.

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And after reffing just four games (!!) this Champions League campaign and a further two in the Europa League, he'll now officiate the juggernaut meeting between Real Madrid and Liverpool on Saturday May 26th.

As mentioned, the 45-year-old has only referee'd a handful of Group Stage games including Juventus vs. Barcelona.

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He's handed out a staggering 13 yellow cards, and zero red cards in his four games this term.

Mazic sends off Pepe at the 2014 World Cup. Image: PA
Mazic sends off Pepe at the 2014 World Cup. Image: PA
Players surround Mazic in the Champions League. Image: PA
Players surround Mazic in the Champions League. Image: PA

He also has previous with Liverpool, overseeing their Europa League second leg tie against Manchester United in 2016.

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Meanwhile, Mazic's assistants in Kiev, Ukraine, will be fellow Serbs Milovan Ristic, Dalibor Djurdjevic, complete with France's Clement Turpin who's appointed as the fourth official.

Liverpool fans, happy with the appointment? Let us know.

Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Football, Champions League, Real Madrid

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