American-Croat named as Super Bowl LIV referee

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17 January 2020 – Record-breaking coach Bill Belichick might not be there this year, but there still will be a Croatian connection at the biggest sporting event of the year in the United States. 

American-Croatian Bill Vinovich (59) will play a big role in Super Bowl LIV which will be played in Miami on 2 February. Vinovich has been named referee for Super Bowl LIV, the NFL announced.

This will be the second time that Vinovich has refereed the Super Bowl after he refereed Super Bowl XLIX in 2015 in Arizona. Before that, he was the alternate referee of Super Bowl XLVII, which was played in New Orleans in 2013.

Vinovich refereed in the NFL from 2001 to 2006 before taking a break due to health reasons. He resumed in 2012.

Super Bowl LIV, the 54th Super Bowl, will be played between the winners of the AFC to be decided between Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs and the NFC winners between Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. 

Demi Lovato will sing the national anthem whilst the halftime show will feature Shakira and Jennifer Lopez. 

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