Ukraine’s Kateryna Monzul officiates Sunday’s Euro 2022 final between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium.
The 41-year-old became the first woman to officiate an England men’s game for the World Cup qualifier against Andorra in October 2021.
She will be the first from her country to officiate a final at the Women’s EURO, having made history in 2016 as the first female official to oversee games in Ukraine’s men’s Premier League.
Monzul has also commanded three Women’s World Cups, including the 2015 final when the United States beat Japan 5-2, as well as men’s games in the Europa League and Europa Conference League in addition to the Nations League.
England are looking to win a European Championship for the first time with a win in Sunday’s showpiece, while a win would mean a ninth place for Germany.
The Lionesses captured a nation’s imagination with a flawless group stage – including an 8-0 win over Norway – before a jittery extra-time quarter-final win over Spain and a 4-0 win over Sweden in the semi-finals.
The Germans were similarly impressive, conceding just one goal en route to Wembley.
England’s Beth Mead and Germany captain Alexandra Popp are tied on six goals each in the race for the tournament’s Golden Boot.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/euro-2022-england-germany-referee-kateryna-monzu-b2134319.html Referee England vs Germany: Kateryna Monzul of the Euro 2022 final tonight