Clément Turpin has been appointed by the UEFA referees committee to lead the Europa League final between Villarreal and Manchester United on May 26 (on RMC Sport).
It is a reward for French arbitration. Clément Turpin, 38, has been appointed by the UEFA referees committee to lead the Europa League final between Villarreal and Manchester United, scheduled for May 26 in Poland (to be followed on RMC Sport).
He will be assisted by Nicolas Danos and Cyril Gringore, and by François Letexier at the VAR. International referee since 2010, Clément Turpin is also one of the eighteen central referees selected to officiate during the Euro (June 11-July 11).
A Spaniard for the C1 final
In 2008, he became the youngest referee to practice in Ligue 1, at the age of 26, he notably led matches during Euro 2016, the Olympic Games in Rio the same year, and the 2018 World Cup in Russia. For the Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea on May 29 (on RMC Sport and RMC Story), Spaniard Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz (44) will be at the whistle. He will be supported by his compatriots Pau Cebrian Devis and Roberto Diaz Pérez del Palomar.
It remains to be seen where this final will take place, initially scheduled for Istanbul. According to several news agencies, it should be relocated to Porto to allow English fans to attend. The hypothesis of repatriating the match to Wembley (London) was studied for several days, but it is now the Estadio do Dragao which holds the cord. The prospect of hosting 6,000 fans from each side would have appealed to UEFA.