Skomina to referee Groningen final

Slovenian referee Damir Skomina will take charge of Saturday's UEFA European U21 Championship final between the Netherlands and Serbia at the Euroborg.

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Slovenian referee Damir Skomina will take charge of the UEFA Under-21 Championship final between hosts the Netherlands and Serbia at the Euroborg in Groningen on Saturday.

Youngest at the finals
Skomina, 30 and the youngest of the team of match officials in the Netherlands, will be accompanied by assistant referees Manuel Navarro of Switzerland and Slovakian Tomas Mokos, with Stéphane Lannoy from France acting as fourth official.

Premier referee
The Slovenian was appointed to the UEFA Premier list of referees on 1 January this year, and has been handed the showpiece after impressive displays in the middle during the Netherlands-Israel and England-Italy games. Skomina has previous final experience, having been fourth official for the 2005 UEFA European Under-19 Championship final between France and England, and the 2003 Under-17 final between Portugal and Spain.

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