Björn Kuipers has Wednesday the leadership of the duel in the semi-finals of the Champions League between Bayern Munich and Real Madrid. The UEFA has the arbitrator from Oldenzaal, the netherlands Monday appointed.
Sunday, whistled Kuipers is still the cup final between AZ and Feyenoord (0-3). Last month it was announced that the 45-year-old arbitrator next summer to be active on the world cup in Russia.
That is the fourth and final major tournament for Kuipers, who previously was active on the european CHAMPIONSHIPS of 2012 and 2016 and the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in 2014. Kuipers is not going to stop after the world cup in Russia, but will have no major tournaments to measure the flutes.
The German Felix Brych flute Tuesday, the first semi-final in the Champions League. On Anfield Road to take Liverpool and AS Roma against each other.
With Virgil van Dijk, Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool), Kevin Strootman (AS Roma) and Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich), there are four Dutch players in the Champions League. It is eleven years ago that there are so many Dutch in the semi-final stage.
In 2014, whistled Kuipers won the final of the Champions League between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. The ‘Royal’ won the final battle in Lisbon after extra-time 4-1.