England reach Euro 2016 final: Mark Clattenburg to referee France v Portugal

European football’s governing body UEFA have called on the 41-year-old’s experience for the championship decider at the Stade de France

PUBLISHED : Friday, 08 July, 2016, 5:18pm
UPDATED : Friday, 08 July, 2016, 5:20pm

English referee Mark Clattenburg was on Friday named as the man in charge of Sunday’s Euro 2016 final between France and Portugal.

European football’s governing body UEFA have called on the 41-year-old’s experience for the championship decider at the Stade de France.

A former electrician, Clattenburg became a professional referee in 2007.

He has already overseen three matches at the tournament - the first round games between Belgium and Italy, and the Czech Republic and Croatia, and the last 16 clash between Switzerland and Poland.

In May, Clattenburg refereed the Champions League final between Real and Atletico Madrid.

He becomes only the second referee after Pedro Proenca in 2012 to officiate at both the Champions League and European championships finals.

On Sunday, he will be assisted by two English assistants, Simon Beck and Jake Collin.