The Slovenian national football team will be looking for a ticket to the European Championship, which will take place next year in Germany, in the home match against Kazakhstan. Polish referee Szymon Marciniak will dole out justice in the showdown, where Matjaž Kek’s protégés have their fate completely in their own hands.
The European Football Union (Uefa) did not want to leave the match, which is of historical importance to both national teams, to any chance, so the match in Ljubljana’s Stožice will be refereed by a 42-year-old Pole, who is no stranger to sharing justice in important matches. Szymon Marciniak this year, he went down in history as the second referee to officiate at the finals of the World Cup and the Champions League in the same season, and now he has another important task ahead of him, as he will be the main judge in the showdown between Slovenia and Kazakhstan.
Last year, Marciniak was selected as the best referee in the world by the International Institute for Football History and Statistics (IFFHS), and in today’s match, if his name is not mentioned after the match, he will once again prove his quality as a referee.
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