Atkinson to referee UEFA Europa League final

English referee Martin Atkinson will be the man in the middle for the 2015 UEFA Europa League final between FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and Sevilla FC in Warsaw.

Martin Atkinson during this season's UEFA Champions League semi-final in Turin
Martin Atkinson during this season's UEFA Champions League semi-final in Turin ©Getty Images

England's Martin Atkinson will referee the 2015 UEFA Europa League final between FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and Sevilla FC.

The UEFA Referees Committee announced that the match at the National Stadium in Warsaw on 27 May will be handled by the 44-year-old, who has been an international referee since 2006 and has officiated 67 UEFA fixtures.

This season, he has officiated one UEFA Europa League game and eight UEFA Champions League matches, including the semi-final first leg between Juventus and Real Madrid CF in Italy.

Atkinson will be assisted by compatriots Michael Mullarkey and Stephen Child. The fourth official, Pavel Královec, is from the Czech Republic, and the two additional assistant referees, Anthony Taylor and Andre Marriner, are both from England. An English reserve assistant referee – Jake Collin – completes the refereeing team.

Turkish referee Cüneyt Çakir will take charge of the UEFA Champions League final between Juventus and FC Barcelona.

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