2014 FIFA World Cup: Italy`s Rizzoli to referee final

AFP| Updated: Jul 12, 2014, 01:04 AM IST

Rio de Janeiro: Italy`s Nicola Rizzoli will referee Sunday`s World Cup final between Argentina and Germany, FIFA confirmed on Friday.

Rizzoli, 42, had been seen as an outside bet to handle the showpiece game at the Maracana Stadium, with FIFA expected to choose an official from a neutral regional confederation.

Rizzoli`s previous assignments include the 2013 UEFA Champions League final at Wembley.