FIFA has confirmed Rotherham's Howard Webb will be the English referee at this year's World Cup finals in Brazil.
It marks the second time the 42-year-old Yorkshireman has been chosen for the showpiece event, having officiated in South Africa in 2010 when he became the first Englishman to take charge of a World Cup final since Jack Taylor in 1974.
Webb will be assisted this summer by Michael Mullarkey and Darren Cann.
The world governing body's referees committee on Wednesday announced its 25 referee trios and eight support duos, representing 43 different countries, after making the appointments at its meeting in Zurich on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Northern Ireland's Jim Boyce.
FIFA said the referees had been selected "based especially on their personality and their quality in football understanding by being able to read the game and the teams' tactical approaches towards each game".
The chosen officials will participate in three seminars in the coming months and will be "followed and monitored regularly", with FIFA vowing to give them all the support they need to prepare for the tournament.
Webb officiated the 2010 World Cup Final in South Africa between Spain and the Netherlands
It was a fiery encounter where he showed 14 yellow cards, eventually sending off the Netherlands' Johnny Heitinga, but failed to show a red to Nigel de Jong's high boot on Spanish midfielder, Xabi Alonso.
World Cup referee Howard Webb recently presented a cheque to the North Anston based children's hospice close to his heart, Bluebell Wood.
Howard, who is a patron of the charity, was recently guest speaker at the Football Safety Officers Association (FSOA) 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner at Harrogate, and requested that his fee be donated to Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.
Howard said: "It's nice to be able to give something back to the local community and after visiting Bluebell on numerous occasions I think they are a very deserving charity.
"I really support the fantastic work they do and I'm honoured to be a patron."
World cup referee Howard Webb is going back to school for a charity football match ahead of the European Championships. He'll be at St Bernard's Catholic School in Rotherham helping fundraise for pupils to do charity work in South Africa.
South Yorkshire Referee Howard Webb will officiate at the first Olympic event tonight. He'll be on the pitch at the men's football qualifier between Senegal and Oman.
Rotherham referee Howard Webb will be in charge of the final men's football qualifier for the Olympic Games. Oman is taking on Senegal at the play off on Monday. His Assistants will be Stephen Child and Mike Mullarkey. Martin Atkinson is the Fourth Official.