Slavko Vincic, Rebecca Welch named men’s and women’s Champions League final referees

UEFA has appointed Slovenian referee Slavko Vincic to referee the men’s Champions League final, while English official Rebecca Welch will take charge of the women’s final.

Vincic, 44, will be assisted by compatriots Tomaz Klancnik and Andraz Kovacic for June’s showpiece between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid, while Rade Obrenovic is on VAR. It is the same team of officials who took charge of the Champions League quarter-final second leg between Dortmund and Atletico Madrid.

The fixture at Wembley marks the second major European final Vincic has been appointed to as referee after he took charge of the 2022 Europa League final between Eintracht Frankfurt and Rangers.

Welch, 40, this season became the Premier League’s first female referee when she was selected for December’s fixture between Fulham and Burnley.

She was also the fourth official for last season’s Women’s Champions League final, as Barcelona beat Wolfsburg, and will be assisted by fellow English officials…

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