Szymon Marciniak has been given the responsibility of refereeing the World Cup final on Sunday between Argentina and France.
The Polish official has taken charge of two games so far in Qatar, coincidently taking charge of games including both finalists.
He reffed France’s 2-1 group stage victory over Denmark and was the man in the middle for Argentina’s last 16 win over Australia, which also ended 2-1.
Marciniak will be joined by fellow Poland officials Pawel Sokolnicki and Tomasz Listkiewicz as assistant referees.
The 41-year-old, appointed by legendary referee Pierluigi Collina, is the first Poland native to be given the honour of officiating the World Cup final.
Earlier this year he became the first Polish referee to take charge of a major European semi-final when he took the reins for Liverpool’s last-four triumph over Villarreal in the Champions League.
He also reffed four group stage games and two in the last 16, before handling Chelsea’s 3-2 quarter-final win over Real Madrid in a busy 2021/22 Champions League campaign.
English referee Anthony Taylor – who remains in Qatar – hoped he would be given the nod as a potential candidate.
Fellow English ref and Premier League colleague Michael Oliver was not in the running and had already been sent home by FIFA.