Sandor Puhl, referee of ’94 World Cup final, dies

Sandor Puhl, referee of the Brazil-Italy soccer World Cup final in 1994, died on Thursday at the age of 65, the Hungarian Football Association said.

Puhl became a FIFA referee in 1988 to serve in a series of prestigious matches in the 1990s, including a UEFA Cup final in 1993 and the Dortmund-Juventus Champions League final in 1997.

The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) granted him the world’s best man referee title in four consecutive years from 1994 to 1997.

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