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Referee named for UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid

Mark Clattenburg is the chosen one.

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The UEFA Referees Committee have announced that English official Mark Clattenburg will referee the 2016 UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid in Milan on 28 May.

Clattenburg, 41, has been an international referee since 2007. The former electrician officiated the 2012 English League Cup decider and, later that year, the final of the 2012 Olympics men's football competition. He was an additional assistant at UEFA EURO 2012 and has been selected as one of 18 referees for UEFA EURO 2016.

Having overseen the 2014 UEFA Super Cup, this season he has taken charge of two UEFA Europa League matches and six in the UEFA Champions League, including the semi-final first leg between Atlético Madrid and Bayern München in Spain that the home side won 1-0.

Jonas Eriksson to take charge of UEFA Europa League final
2016 UEFA Champions League final refereeing team
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG)
Assistants: Simon Beck, Jake Collin (both ENG)
Fourth official: Viktor Kassai (HUN)
Additional assistants: Anthony Taylor, Andre Marriner (both ENG)
Reserve assistant referee: Stuart Burt (ENG)

Clattenburg could be a controversial choice as his British style of refereeing could benefit Atlético's defensive play.

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