The UEFA Referees Committee has announced that Riem Hussein will referee the 2021 UEFA Women’s Champions League final between Chelsea FC and FC Barcelona. The match will be played at Gamla Ullevi in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Sunday 16 May at 21:00 CET.
The 40-year-old German, an international referee since 2009, will be taking charge of her first UEFA Women’s Champions League final after having been appointed as fourth official for the 2017 final between Olympique Lyonnais and Paris Saint-Germain in Cardiff, Wales.
Hussein has officiated at two matches in the UEFA Women’s Champions League this season – the round of 16 first-leg match between FC Rosengård and SKN St. Pölten, and the round of 32 first-leg encounter between Juventus and Olympique Lyonnais.
She was also selected as a referee for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 in France and UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 in the Netherlands, taking charge of three matches at each tournament.
At the final in Gothenburg, Hussein will be assisted by Katrin Rafalski from Germany and Austria’s Sara Telek. The fourth official is Katalin Kulcsár from Hungary. The video assistant referee (VAR) role has been assigned to Germany’s Bastian Dankert, and he will be accompanied by his compatriot Christian Dingert. The reserve assistant referee is Julia Magnusson from Sweden.
2021 UEFA Women’s Champions League final refereeing team
Referee: Riem Hussein (Germany)
Assistants: Katrin Rafalski (Germany), Sara Telek (Austria)
4th Official: Katalin Kulcsar (Hungary)
VAR: Bastian Dankert (Germany)
Assistant VAR: Christian Dingert (Germany)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Julia Magnusson (Sweden)