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World Cup final referee dies aged 82

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Former referee Jack Taylor OBE has passed away at the age of 82 at his home in Shropshire.The Englishman awarded the first penalty in a World Cup final when he took charge of Germany’s 2-1 win over the Netherlands in 1974.
Taylor officiated in more than 1 000 matches, including more than 100 internationals and was also inducted into Fifa’s Hall of Fame.
He went on to work for the Football League after retiring from refereeing.
Taylor, who also refereed cup finals in Europe, South America, South Africa and China, served on the Football League’s referees committee and assisted its commercial department with its sponsor management.

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