Referee George Reader bio

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Born
1896-11-22
Intl. since
1944-01-01
Hometown
Southampton
Country
England
Speaks
English
Occupation
schoolmaster
Hobbies
 
Matches Bio Did you know? Palmares

final

2009-08-26

They didn't have a real final in the 1950 World Cup, the tournament ended with a final group of four teams playing each other once. Still you could say that the match Uruguay - Brazil, which George Rerader took charge of in the newly built Maracana stadium, was the final.

retired
At 53 Reader was actually retired in 1950, but FIFA recalled him for the World Cup finals.

war
Reader started as a player an became a ref in 1930. His international career never really came off because of the war, so he was very lucky to get another chance. Already retired from national football, he was first recalled by the FA, later by FIFA. For international matches and finally for the World Cup.

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