Referee Anthony Taylor handed UEFA U19s final appointment

Friday 17 Jul 2015
Community Shield ref Anthony Taylor will officiate the U19s Final on Sunday

England will be represented in the UEFA U19s Championship final after Select Group referee Anthony Taylor was confirmed as the man in the middle.

Taylor, 36, has had a good few weeks since the Premier League season finished and can now look forward to taking charge as Spain face Russia in Sunday's final in Katerini, northern Greece.

Anthony Taylor

Taylor has refereed two group games at the finals

After being called to officiate at the U19 Finals, he was then appointed as referee for The FA Community Shield supported by McDonald's, when Arsenal take on Chelsea at Wembley on 2 August.

The Cheshire referee was also the additional assistant referee for the Europa League final in May and has taken charge of two group stage games at the U19 finals.

David Elleray, chairman of The FA Referees’ Committee, hailed England's latest appointment as a match official for a UEFA Championship final.

"This is the third time in five years that an English official has been appointed to the UEFA U19 final," said Elleray. 

"Stuart Attwell referred the 2011 final and Darren England was number one assistant referee on last year’s final.

“This appointment is the culmination of an excellent domestic and international season.”

David Elleray FA Referees' Committee

"It is clear that Anthony has had an excellent tournament and this appointment is the culmination of an excellent domestic and international season for him. 

"It will be very good preparation for him as the referee for this year’s FA Community Shield at Wembley.

"I am sure everyone will join me in wishing Anthony an excellent match on Sunday and I have no doubt that his skill and expertise will enhance the final.

Taylor's team for Sunday will be made up by assistant referee Dennis W. Rasmussen from Denmark and Nemanja Petrovic from Serbia, while fourth official will be Hungary's Tamas Bognar.

By FA Staff