FIFA revealed that the final match will be officiated by Szymon Marciniak of Poland, Paweł Sokolnicki and Tomasz Listkiewicz will assist him in the last match of the World Cup.
Doha: The final of the 2022 FIFA World Cup will take place on Sunday, December 18. France and Argentina are gearing up to win the coveted trophy a third time. Both finalists have two World Cup titles under their belts. They are in the final among the 32 sides.
The South American behemoth and defending champion had only lost one match in the group stage. Argentina lost to Saudi Arabia in its opening encounter, and France was defeated by Tunisia in its last group match. However, in the knockout stage, both sides thrilled the entire world with their remarkable football skills.
Who will officiate the final match? This question must be hovering in the minds of football fans. The quarterfinal match between Argentina and the Netherlands was marred by disturbances on the ground due to a poor referee.
FIFA revealed that the final match will be officiated by Szymon Marciniak of Poland. Paweł Sokolnicki and Tomasz Listkiewicz will assist him in the last match of the World Cup.
The final between two different continents, Argentina and France, is likely to be hotly contested because France has the opportunity to defend the title and script its name in the history books by winning back-to-back trophies. Earlier, Italy achieved this feat by winning two titles in a row in 1934 and 1938, and the other team was Brazil in 1958 and 1962.
Szymon Marciniak is replete with experience; he officiated a couple of matches in the ongoing World Cup. He has huge UEFA Champions League experience and was in the middle of Liverpool’s first-leg semi-final victory over Villarreal last season.
Argentina’s Lionel Messi has announced that Sunday’s match will be his last for his national team. This would be his second final in the World Cup, lost to Germany in the 2014 final. Argentina won the World Cup twice, in 1978 and 1986.
France is also looking to lift the most famous trophy in the world for the third time. The French lifted the trophy in 1998 and 2018. It is going to be an eventful finale. On paper, both teams are solid, but the better team on that day will emerge champion.