Sara Szymon Marciniak the referee of the World Cup final in Qatar, who will confront Argentina And France in a match that promises to be very hard-fought. The Pole has already taken charge of two matches in this final phase of the competition: France-Denmark (which ended 2-1 for Mbpappè and his companions) and Argentina-Australia (2-1 for Lionel Messi and his team).
The former referee Gianpaolo Calvarese had already anticipated for Football and Finance the appointment of the match director for the final. Born in 1981, whistler in his country’s top flight since 2008, Marciniak was named international with effect from 1 January 2011. Szymon also has a special relationship with Italy, given that his debut in the Champions League, in 2014, was in occasion of a challenge by a team from the Belpaese, the Juventusagainst the Swedes of Malmo.
Marciniak had already been chosen for the World Cup in Russia (where he refereed Argentina-Iceland and Germany-Sweden), before also being selected for Qatar 2022. For him also a very solid test this year in the Champions League. After the well-known episode linked to a possible penalty kick with Dumfries as protagonist, in Inter-Barcelona, not granted by referee Vincic, Marciniak was good at withstanding all the pressure of the second leg match in Spain, controlling the match between Blaugrana and Nerazzurri from the Camp Nou.
A security also given to him by his powerful physique: the whistler born in 1981 is a great fitness enthusiast, and devotes a lot of energy and attention to taking care of his physicality. However, the most outstanding quality of the Pole is the ability to understand the game of football in depth. Having been a high-level player himself up to the age of 22, he knows the dynamics of the green turf, and knows how to perfectly establish a great empathy with all the athletes on the pitch.
Control of the game, empathy and security: these are the strengths of Szymon Marciniak. In addition to him, the refereeing team will then be composed of Pawel Sokolnicki, Tomasz Listkiewicz And Tomasz Kwiatkowski.