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Referee appointed for UEFA Champions League Final

047 - Hungarian official Viktor Kassai to handle final at Wembley

Published: Thursday 26 May 2011, 12.00CET

The UEFA Referees Committee today announced the referee for the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League final between FC Barcelona and Manchester United FC, to be played at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 28 May and kicking off at 20.45 CET.

The match will be handled by 35-year-old Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai who made his international debut in 2001. He has officiated more than 60 UEFA matches in his refereeing career.

Viktor Kassai has handled one UEFA Europa League and five UEFA Champions League matches since the beginning of the current season, including, among others, the round of 16 first leg between FC Internazionale Milano and FC Bayern München, as well as the group-stage match between Valencia CF and Manchester United FC.

At the final in London, Viktor Kassai will be assisted by his fellow countrymen Gabor Eros and György Ring. The 4th official will be Istvan Vad and the two additional assistant referees are Mihaly Fabian and Tamas Bognar. A reserve assistant referee – Robert Kispal – completes the line-up of the all-Hungarian refereeing team.

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