Rudolf Scheurer

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Rudolf Scheurer in 1973

Rudolf Scheurer (May 25, 1925 – November 1, 2015) is a football (soccer) referee from Bettlach, most remembered for supervising four matches at the FIFA World Cup: two in 1970 and 1974. During his peak times, Scheurer was a high-profile referee: In 1970 he was nominated as linesman (assistant referee 1) in the final between Brazil and Italy.[1] In 1974 he was awarded the opening game.[2] Scheurer also whistled in 1970[3] and 1974[4] World Cup qualifiers, UEFA Euro 1972 qualifying,[5] and many European club competition matches. After he retired from his active career, Scheurer served as chief of the Swiss soccer referees. He died on November 1, 2015.[6]

References

  1. FIFA. "Match Report - Brazil - Italy 4:1 (1:1)". June 21, 1970. Retrieved on May 18, 2013.
  2. FIFA. "Match Report - Brazil - Yugoslavia 0:0". June 13, 1974. Retrieved on May 18, 2013.
  3. RSSSF. "World Cup 1970 qualifications". Retrieved on May 18, 2013.
  4. FIFA. "Match Report - Australia - Iran 3:0 (1:0)". August 18, 1973. Retrieved on May 18, 2013.
  5. Haisma, Marcel & van den Elsen, John. "European Championship 1972 (Details)". RSSSF, March 6, 2008. Retrieved on May 18, 2013.
  6. "Ehemaliger Schiedsrichter-Chef und Solothurner Kantonsrat gestorben". Solothurner Zeitung. Retrieved 5 January 2016.