Poland’s Simon Marchiniak will play the final match of the Qatar FIFA World Cup on Sunday.

Two-time champions Argentina and France will compete in the final at Lusail Stadium.

Marchiniak, 41, became the first Pole to referee a World Cup final.

Marchiniak played his first match at the 2018 World Cup. Assistant referees for Marchiniak will be Paul Sokolnicki and Tomasz Listkiewicz.

Qatar’s Abdulrahman Ali Jassim will play the third place match.

Croatia and Morocco will face each other for the third place on Saturday night at the Khalifa International Stadium.

Abdulrahman will be assisted by Talev Ali Mari and Saud Ahmed Almakleh as assistant referees.

Earlier Life:

He was born in 1981 in Plock, Poland. He started his vocation as a football refree at 21 years old.
At first, he consolidated refereeing football matches with playing as a beginner footballer.

In 2006, he switched to working as a football referee professionally.
He refereed his first match in the top Polish professional league in 2009 at the GKS Belchatow stadium.

From that point forward, he has refereed more than 200 matches in Ekstraklasa having been selected the head refree in the 2016 Clean Cup last match as well as the 2017 Polish SuperCup final.

International Career:

He turned into a FIFA recorded ref in 2011. That very year, he likewise appeared as a ref in the Europa League in the Qualifying match between Aalesunds FK and Ferencvárosi TC.

In 2012, he refereed his first match in quite a while Association between FK Ventspils and Molde FK.

He refereed at 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, starting with the Gathering F match among Portugal and Azerbaijan.

On 30 June 2015 he was the head ref at the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Title Final.

He partook in the UEFA Euro 2016 and refereed three matches: Spain-Czech Republic and Iceland-Austria in the gathering phase of the competition as well as Germany-Slovakia in the knockout stage.

Source: Agencies and Wikipedia

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