The 2022 FIFA World Cup has been filled with controversial refereeing decisions with players like Messi, Modric, Kovacic, Fernandes and more voicing out their opinions on the poor refereeing.
Meanwhile, FIFA have confirmed that the referee for the World Cup final in Doha on Sunday will be the renowned Polish referee Szymon Marciniak.
Marciniak becomes the first Poland native to be given the honour and will be joined by fellow Poles Pawel Sokolnicki and Tomasz Listkiewicz on the sidelines.
He was heavily involved in the 2021/22 Champions League, refereeing four group stage games and two in the last 16, before taking charge of Chelsea’s 3-2 victory over Real Madrid in the quarter-final and Liverpool’s triumph against Villarreal in the semi-final – the first time a Polish official had ever taken charge of a major European semi-final.
In this World Cup, Marciniak has officiated two games already and coincidentally being matches involving France and Argentina.
In the group stage, he officiated in France late win over Denmark, dishing out three yellow cards, two for Denmark and one for France.
He officiated Argentina in the 2-1 win over Australia, where he showed two yellow cards to Australia.