Thomson will become the first referee from Scotland to take charge of a match at a major tournament in a decade at Poland and Ukraine this summer.
However, the Paisley official could have his work cut out in the coming weeks as speculation is mounting that serious problems will flare up off the park.
A BBC Panorama programme has this month shown video footage of Ukraine football fans giving Nazi salutes and black players being taunted with monkey noises.
Uefa have told their men-in-the-middle they will have to take players off the field and even abandon games if there are racist incidents.
But former World Cup ref Les Mottram reckons the experienced Thomson will cope and said: "Being forced to stop, or even to abandon games if there are problems in the stands or off the pitch is nothing new for referees. It is always an option for them.
"If there is any chance of players being affected by events or problems that may arise off the field, then they are instructed to take the players into the centre circle.
"Then, if problems persist, the players are escorted off the field. But I don't think Craig will have any concerns about that at all and I certainly don't have any worries about his ability to cope.
"Craig is without doubt Scotland's No.1 referee and has great experience, both domestically and in Europe. Remember, he abandoned the Italy game against Serbia in Genoa a couple of years ago because of crowd trouble among the visiting support.
"He is good enough and wise enough to deal with whatever the tournament throws at him."
Mottram, who took charge of the semi-final between France and the Czech Republic at Old Trafford in Euro '96, is optimistic the European Championship will pass off without incident despite concerns over crowd violence.
He said: "Personally, I have never had any issues with racism on or off the field in my time as a referee. If anything was ever said then I didn't hear it. When you are on the park, the crowd just becomes one noise.
"Hopefully come the end of the month we will be talking about the football and not other issues."