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Damir Skomina (born 5 August 1976) is a UEFA Elite category football referee from Slovenia.

Damir Skomina
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Skomina in a match (2018)
Full name Damir Skomina
Born (1976-08-05) 5 August 1976 (age 42)
Koper, Slovenia, Yugoslavia
Years League Role
Slovenian PrvaLiga Referee
Years League Role
2003– FIFA listed Referee

Refereeing careerEdit

He was born in Koper.[1]

Skomina was the fourth referee at several UEFA Euro 2008 matches.[citation needed] He refereed the quarter-final match of the football tournament at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[citation needed]

Skomina refereed the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League round of 16 match between Arsenal and Milan.[citation needed] He also refereed in the Champions League quarter-final match between Chelsea and Benfica at Stamford Bridge on 4 April 2012.[2]

At UEFA Euro 2012, Skomina refereed three matches: two group matches and a quarterfinal between Germany and Greece.[3] Later that year, he was appointed as a referee at the 2012 UEFA Super Cup between Chelsea and Atlético Madrid.[3]

He was the fourth official in the 2013 UEFA Champions League Final.[citation needed]

Damir Skomina was unveiled as the referee for 2015–16 UEFA Champions League second-leg semi-final fixture between Real Madrid and Manchester City at the Santiago Bernabéu on 4 May 2016.[citation needed]

He was the referee at the final round of 16 fixture between England and Iceland,[citation needed] as well as the quarter-final match between Wales and Belgium at UEFA Euro 2016.[citation needed]

He was appointed as the referee for the 2017 UEFA Europa League Final, between Ajax and Manchester United on 24 May.[4]

On 29 March 2018, FIFA announced that he will officiate some matches at 2018 FIFA World Cup along with Jure Praprotnik and Robert Vukan as assistant referees. [5]

On 13 February 2019, he cancelled a goal from Ajax using VAR in the first time of UEFA Champions League history.[citation needed]

Skomina was selected to officiate in the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final between English clubs Tottenham and Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid on 01 June 2019.[6]

FIFA World CupEdit

2018 FIFA World Cup – Russia
Date Match Venue Round
19 June 2018   Colombia  Japan Samara Group stage
28 June 2018   England  Belgium Kaliningrad Group stage
3 July 2018   Sweden   Switzerland Saint Petersburg Round of 16


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  2. ^ "Chelsea 2 Benfica 1 (3–1 agg): Lampard and Meireles set up Barcelona showdown". Daily Mail. 4 April 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Referee Skomina appointed for UEFA Super Cup". 30 August 2012. Archived from the original on 11 November 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Damir Skomina to referee Europa League final". Union of European Football Associations. 12 May 2017. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  5. ^ "List of Match Officials at 2018 FIFA World Cup" (PDF). 29 March 2018. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
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Sporting positions
Preceded by
  Milorad Mažić
UEFA Champions League Final Referees
Succeeded by