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Milorad Mažić to referee Champions League final

Serbian referee Milorad Mažić, 45, will be the man in the middle for the 2018 final between Real Madrid and Liverpool.

Milorad Mažić has been an international referee since 2009
Milorad Mažić has been an international referee since 2009 ©Getty Images

The UEFA Referees Committee has announced that Serbian official Milorad Mažić will referee the 2018 UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool on Saturday 26 May. The games will take place at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kyiv.

Mažić, 45, has been an international referee since 2009. This season, he has taken charge of four UEFA Champions League matches, as well as two UEFA Europa League encounters. He also refereed last year's FIFA Confederations Cup final between Chile and Germany, as well as the 2016 UEFA Super Cup involving Real Madrid and Sevilla.

He was part of the refereeing teams at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and UEFA EURO 2016, and will go to Russia for this summer's FIFA World Cup.

2018 UEFA Champions League final refereeing team

Referee: Milorad Mažić (SRB)
Assistants: Milovan Ristić, Dalibor Djurdjević (SRB)
Fourth official: Clement Turpin (FRA)
Additional assistant referees: Nenad Djokić, Danilo Grujić (SRB)
Reserve assistant referee: Nemanja Petrović (SRB)

Previous UEFA Champions League final referees

2010: Bayern München 0-2 Inter Milan – Howard Webb (ENG)
2011: Barcelona 3-1 Manchester United – Viktor Kassai (HUN)
2012: Bayern München 1-1 Chelsea, 3-4 on pens – Pedro Proença (POR)
2013: Borussia Dortmund 1-2 Bayern München – Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)
2014: Real Madrid 1-1 Atlético (4-1 aet) – Björn Kuipers (NED)
2015: Juventus 1-3 Barcelona – Cüneyt Çakır (TUR)
2016: Real Madrid 1-1 Atlético, 5-3 on pens – Mark Clattenburg (ENG)
2017: Juventus 1-4 Real Madrid – Felix Brych (GER)