Dutchman Danny Makkelie takes charge of Friday’s match between Sevilla FC and FC Internazionale Milano. The UEFA Referees Committee has announced that Danny Makkelie (Netherlands) will referee the 2020 UEFA Europa League final between Sevilla FC and FC Internazionale Milano, to be played at Stadion Köln in Cologne on Friday 21 August (kick-off 21:00CET).
Makkelie, who is 37, has been an international referee since 2008. This season, he has officiated at seven UEFA Champions League matches, as well as at the UEFA Europa League round of 16 return leg between Bayer Leverkusen and Rangers FC in Germany. This will be the first UEFA Europa League final that Makkelie has overseen as referee, having been an additional assistant referee at the competition’s 2018 final between Olympique de Marseille and Club Atlético de Madrid. He was also the video assistant referee at last season’s UEFA Champions League final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool FC.
At the final in Cologne, Danny Makkelie will be accompanied by two Dutch assistant referees, Mario Diks and Hessel Steegstra, with Anastasios Sidiropolous (Greece) taking the role of fourth official. The video assistant referee team will be led by Jochem Kamphuis (Netherlands), supported by Tomasz Sokolnicki and Pawel Gil (both from Poland), and Kevin Blom (Netherlands).
2020 UEFA Europa League final refereeing team
- Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
- Assistants: Mario Diks, Hessel Steegstra (Netherlands)
- Fourth official: Anastasios Sidiropolous (Greece)
- VAR: Jochem Kamphuis (Netherlands)
- VAR assistants: Kevin Blom (Netherlands), Pawel Gil (Poland)
- Offside VAR: Tomasz Sokolnicki (Poland)
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