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World Cup final: Who is the referee for Argentina vs France?

Rory O'Callaghan

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World Cup final: Who is the referee for Argentina vs France?

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will come to an end on Sunday when Argentina take on France in a mouth-watering final.

Both nations will be looking to win their third World Cup when they meet at Lusail Stadium this weekend.

It is potentially Lionel Messi's last opportunity to win the biggest tournament in world football and the only major trophy missing from his collection.

Argentina booked their place in the showpiece event with a 3-0 win over Croatia in their semi-final.


Meanwhile, the defending champions France beat Morocco 2-0 in the last four to reach yet another major final.

To add to the drama, Argentina talisman Messi and France striker Kylian Mbappe are level in the race for the Golden Boot.

They lead the standings with five goals each heading into Sunday's final, with Argentina's Julian Alvarez and France's Olivier Giroud closely behind on four goals each.



Argentina vs France: Who is the referee?

FIFA has confirmed Polish referee Szymon Marciniak will take charge of the final this weekend.

He becomes the first Polish official to oversee the biggest game in world football.

An experienced official, Marciniak became a FIFA referee back in 2011 and has overseen some major fixtures, including the 2018 Super Cup final match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.


Marciniak has refereed two games so far at the World Cup in Qatar, one involving Argentina and the other featuring France.

He was the man in the middle for France's 2-1 win over Denmark in the group stage of the competition, while he was also the referee for the round of 16 match between Argentina and Australia, which ended in a 2-1 win for the South American side.

Who are the other officials?

Assistant referees: Paweł Sokolnicki (Poland), Tomasz Listkiewicz (Poland)


Fourth official: Ismail Elfath (United States)

Reserve assistant referee: Kathryn Nesbitt (United States)

Video assistant referee: Tomasz Kwiatkowski (Poland)

Assistant video assistant referees: Juan Soto (Venezuela), Kyle Atkins (United States), Fernando Guerrero (Mexico)


Stand-by video assistant referee: Bastian Dankert (Germany)

Stand-by assistant video assistant referee: Corey Parker (United States)

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Football World Cup, Argentina, France, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Football

Rory O'Callaghan
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