The referee of the last World Cup final, Nicola Rizzoli, suffered a calf injury in min. 35 of the Serie A match Genoa – Fiorentina. The game was stopped for several minutes, while Rizzoli consulted with the medical team. He was not able to continue and was replaced by the additional assistant referee Marco Di Bello for the remainder of the game. Rizzoli assumed the AAR1 role until the end of the match.