Slavko Vinčić to referee French giant vs Italian giant: UEFA sends Maribor player to Paris
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In Slovenia, many people like to say a lot of things about the referees, but they are quite highly regarded in Europe, no matter what. This is evidenced by the decision of the European Football Association
(UEFA), which has decided that the upcoming Champions League derby will be refereed by a Slovenian referee. The honour went to the Maribor keeper, Slavko Vinčić, who will have the main say in Paris, where Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan will compete.
Maribor’s Slavko Vinčić will not be the only Slovenian at the Princes’ Park. His assistants Tomaž Klančnik (MDNS Maribor) and Andraž Kovačič (DNS Ljubljana) will also be working there. Matej Jug from Tolmin will be the fourth referee among the two reserve benches, while the VAR-room will be paired with Nejc Kajtazović as the main video referee and his assistant Croatian Ivan Bebek from Rijeka.
The Champions League kicks off on Wednesday between two of the world’s top football clubs 21. Hours.
Slovenian referees will be on duty at the Parc des Princes for the first time since 2019, when the now-retired Damir Skomina was refereeing Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United .
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