Szymon Marciniak, a Polish referee, will preside over the 2022 World Cup final between France and Argentina at 16:00 on Sunday, December 18, 2022.
Marciniak will make history by being the first Polish official to oversee a World Cup final. He will be aided by Pawe Sokolnicki and Tomasz Listkiewicz.
Anthony Taylor, who is still in Qatar, and Michael Oliver, who was expelled by FIFA, will be hurt by Marciniak’s appointment.
Pierluigi Collina, the head of FIFA referee, chose Marciniak for Sunday’s World Cup final at Lusail Stadium, according to Sports Center.
Collina believed the 41-year-old was the strongest candidate for the position because of his impressive accomplishments at the tournament in Qatar.
In the group stages, Marciniak officiated France’s 2-1 victory over Denmark and Argentina’s 2-1 triumph over Australia in the Last 16.
Marciniak has presided over matches all over the globe, including Liverpool’s 1-0 loss to Atletico Madrid in 2020.
However, the Liverpool supporters weren’t too pleased with his performance and criticized him on social media after the game.
They aired their anger over a number of Marciniak’s decisions, including his choice to send Joe Gomez to the stands after he fouled Alvaro Morata of Atletico Madrid.
Many football fans expressed their emotions on social media after the UEFA game. “Ref ruined that game”, according to @LFCAlexBlack.
“We didn’t play as well as we can normally but they got every decision! Only 1-0 we can come back and win it at Anfield! Love to see what Klopp will say about the referee!”
Another fan said: “This is one of the worst referees I’ve ever seen, shouldn’t be anywhere near this level of the game.”
Jurgen Klopp, the manager of Liverpool, was spotted arguing with referee Marciniak after the final whistle.
Szymon Marciniak is a Polish football official who was born on January 7, 1981. He is regarded as one of the best referees in Poland.
He presided over the 2018 UEFA Super Cup Final and has been chosen to officiate the Argentina vs. France 2022 FIFA World Cup Final on December 18, 2022, in Lusail, Qatar.
He was born in Poland’s Pock in 1981. At the age of 21, he started working as a football referee. At first, he played amateur football while also officiating football games.
He made the switch to professional football refereeing in 2006. 2009 saw him officiate his debut game in the Premier Polish Professional League at the GKS Bechatów stadium.
Since being named the chief referee for the 2016 Polish Cup final match and the 2017 Polish SuperCup final, he has officiated more than 200 Ekstraklasa matches.
How Did Szymon Marciniak Get To The Top?
In 2011, Szymon Marciniak was added to the FIFA referee list. He made his Europa League refereeing debut in the qualifying game against Aalesunds FK and Ferencvárosi TC that same year.
He officiated his debut Champions League game between FK Ventspils and Molde FK in 2012. He officiated matches in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifications, starting with the contest between Portugal and Azerbaijan in Group F.
He presided over the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship Final on June 30, 2015.
He took part in the UEFA Euro 2016 and officiated three games: Spain vs. Czech Republic, Iceland vs. Austria, and Germany vs. Slovakia in the knockout round.
He oversaw certain games at the 2018 FIFA World Cup alongside deputy referees Pawel Sokolnicki and Tomasz Listkiewicz.
He presided over two group stage contests: Germany vs. Sweden and Argentina vs. Iceland in Russia. Ahead of Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid in the 2018 UEFA Super Cup final, he was chosen to serve as the head referee.
He was chosen on May 19, 2022, to preside over games at the FIFA World Cup 2022. He would preside over the World Cup Final between France and Argentina on December 18, 2022, marking him the first time a Polish referee will do so.
2022 FIFA World Cup Final
The 2022 FIFA World Cup Final is an impending association football game that will serve as the championship of FIFA’s competition for men’s national football teams, which is in its 22nd edition.
Argentina and France will face off in the game at Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, on December 18, 2022, which is Qatar’s national holiday.
Several heads of state are anticipated to attend, including Argentine President Alberto Fernandez, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
Members of the FIFA Council and FIFA President Gianni Infantino will also be in attendance, as always.