UEFA has picked two World Cup referees for its club competition finals this month before the tournament in Russia.
Photo of Mazic Milorad
Serbia’s Milorad Mazic will referee the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool on May 26 at Kiev’s Olympic Stadium, Ukraine UEFA said on Monday.
The 45-year-old Mazic, an international referee since 2009, has taken charge of four Champions League matches and two Europa League games this season.
He also refereed last year’s Confederations Cup final between Chile and Germany, as well as the 2016 UEFA Super Cup match featuring Real Madrid and Sevilla.
Mazic will be assisted by compatriots Milovan Ristic and Dalibor Djurdjevic with Frenchman Clement Turpin named as the fourth official in the UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL.
Bjorn Kuipers will referee the Europa League final between Olympique de Marseille and Atletico Madrid, which will be played on May 16 in Lyon, France.
Photo of Bjorn Kuipers
This will be the second Europa League final for Kuipers, after Chelsea’s 2013 win over Benfica. The 45-year-old Dutchman also worked Atletico’s 2014 Champions League final loss to Real Madrid.
Both Mazic and Kuipers have been picked by FIFA to referee at a second straight World Cup, which kicks off next month.
They both refereed also the past two Confederations Cup finals when Mazic refereed final in Russia last year and Kuipers refereed in Brazil in 2013.