The Dutchman Björn Kuipers has been appointed to referee today's UEFA Supercup Final between the last season's winners of CL and EL (Barcelona and Porto). The final will be held in Monte Carlo/Monaco).
As he did not appear in the CL Play-Offs, this appointment was no bigger surprise, even though only more experienced referees like Larsen, de Bleeckere or Busacca got these matches in the past. Kuipers regular assistant referee Sander van Roekel misses the final, UEFA has appointed Erwin Zeinstra instead of him, that is a surprise indeed.
UEFA Supercup Final 2011, Monaco, 26th August, 20:45
FC Barcelona vs FC Porto
Referee Björn KUIPERS (NED)
Assistant Referee 1 Erwin ZEINSTRA (NED)
Assistant Referee 2 Berry SIMONS (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 1 Richard LIESVELD (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 2 Danny MAKKELIE (NED)
4th Official Bas NIJHUIS (NED)
UEFA Delegate Lars-Ake LAGRELL (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer Bo KARLSSON (SWE)
Following this link, you may find an UEFA.com-Interview with Kuipers.