Saturday 19 May 2012

Portugal's Pedro Proenca Appointed To 2012 Champions League Final

UEFA announced that Pedro Proença of Portugal will take charge of the UEFA Champions League final between FC Bayern München and Chelsea FC at the Fußball Arena München on Saturday 19 May 2012.

           Is that a snood under your shirt Pedro? Pic from AFP

Quoted from UEFA:
"Proença, a financial director from Pinhal Novo, will be assisted by countrymen Bertino Miranda and Ricardo Santos. The fourth official will be Carlos Velasco Carballo from Spain. The two additional assistant referees are Jorge Sousa and Duarte Gomes, while reserve assistant referee – Tiago Trigo – completes the lineup of the officiating team."

Recently, there has been some discussion about 'impressions' on this blog. There was a time during this soccer season, over the cold winter months in Europe, when some of these match officials from Portugal wore snoods, even though the IFAB banned players from wearing snoods this season. IMHO, it gave out the wrong impression.

Here's to Proença and his team having a wonderful performance on Saturday, and in giving out the proper impressions that are expected, and demanded, of the best match officials from UEFA.

Hopefully, the weather in Munich will prevent any temptation from any of the match officials from wearing snoods! Enjoy the final everyone!

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