Learn About The 2022 World Cup Final Referee

  • Publish date: Friday، 16 December 2022
Learn About The 2022 World Cup Final Referee

The referee of the 2022 World Cup final is the Polish Syzmon Marciniak, who is 41 years old.

According to FIFA's announcement, Marciniak's assistants in the final will be Pawel Sokolinski, Tomasz Listkevich, and Tomasz Kwiatkowski.

What matches did Marciniak referee in the 2022 World Cup?

It seems that FIFA's choice of referee Syzmon Marciniak was very accurate, as he had previously refereed one match for Argentina and another for France in the 2022 World Cup.

Where the Polish referee refereed a match for France, which was against Denmark in the group stage, which ended with the victory of the “roosters” with two goals from Kylian Mbappe and ensuring qualification to the round of 16.

As for the match that Marchiniak refereed for Argentina, it was in the 16th round match against Australia, when Lionel Messi's teammates beat the Kangaroos with two goals to one.

What is the history of Marciniak in world Cup?

This is the second time that Syzmon Marciniak has participated in the World Cup as a pitch referee, the first time was in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Coincidentally, at that time the Polish referee refereed the Argentina-Iceland match in the group stage, which ended in a 1-1 draw, during which Messi missed a penalty kick.

It is noteworthy that Marciniak began his refereeing career in 2008 and is classified among the elite referees in the world, and UEFA used him in many major matches in the European Champions League and the Euro.

Marciniak also refereed in the Arab region in many matches in the Saudi League, as well as in the Zamalek and Al-Ahly match in the last Egyptian Cup final. 

Marciniak was famous for his frequent shown of yellow cards, as he refereed 550 matches in all tournaments in his career, during which he showed 2213 yellow cards, 67 direct red cards, and 74 red cards after two yellow cards.

As for the 2022 World Cup, he showed 5 yellow cards, and he didn't send any player off.

It is worth noting that the date of the 2022 World Cup final match between Argentina and France is next Sunday, December 18, at Lusail Stadium.

The match will start at 6:00 pm Mecca time

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