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Velasco to referee UEFA Europa League final

Carlos Velasco Carballo will referee the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League final in Dublin, with the 40-year-old leading an all-Spanish team of officials for the game between FC Porto and SC Braga.

Carlos Velasco Carballo will referee Wednesday's UEFA Europa League final
Carlos Velasco Carballo will referee Wednesday's UEFA Europa League final ©Getty Images

Carlos Velasco Carballo has been selected to referee the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League final between FC Porto and SC Braga in Dublin on Wednesday.

The 40-year-old Velasco Carballo will lead an all-Spanish refereeing team which also features assistants Roberto Alonso Fernández and Jesús Calvo Guadamuro, fourth official David Fernández Borbolán and the two additional assistant referees, Carlos Clos Gómez and Antonio Rubinos Pérez. Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez will be a reserve assistant referee.

Velasco Carballo has handled one UEFA Europa League and six UEFA Champions League matches this season, including the semi-final first leg between FC Schalke 04 and Manchester United FC.

An engineer from Madrid, Velasco Carballo's first taste of European competition came in April 2005 when he was selected as fourth official for three UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round games.

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