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Controversial ref Oliver to officiate Chelsea Vs Man Utd FA Cup final

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Controversial ref Oliver to officiate Chelsea Vs Man Utd FA Cup final

Referee Micheal Oliver will be the centre official to take charge of the FA Cup final clash between Manchester United and Chelsea at the Wembley on May 19.

The 33-year old became the centre of attraction in the football world after his controversial rulings during the Champions League quarter-final fixture between Real Madrid and Juventus.

In the second-leg encounter that saw Juventus comeback from 3-0 to 3-3, Oliver called for a penalty against the Italian side in the last minute of the match at the Santiago Bernabeu and showed Gianluigi Buffon a red card after he protested.

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Cristiano Ronaldo then converted the spot kick to send the Spanish champions to the semifinal of the Champions League having won 4-3 on aggregate.

Oliver, who got bashed by fans across the globe after that game, will this time be assisted by Lee Betts and Ian Hussin, while Lee Mason will searve as the fourth official.

Neil Swarbrick will be the first video assistant referee (VAR) in FA Cup Final history.

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