Referee Joao Etzel Filho bio

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From the book ¨Arbitragem nos campeonatos nacionais¨
© courtesy Sergio Correa
 
Born
1916-04-17
Intl. since
1956-01-01
Hometown
Sao Paulo
Country
Brazil
Speaks
Portuguese, Hungarian
Occupation
Hobbies
 
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1962

2013-06-16

João Etzel Filho participated in the World Cup 1962. He was a FIFA referee from season 1956/57 until 1963.

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Colombia were 4-1 behind against the Soviet Union and had 20 minutes left. The match ended in a draw and years later Etzel Filho, of Hungarian descent, said he hated the Soviet Union after the 1956 invasion of Hungary and he has hinted the draw was his doing.

Later
Filho was president of the CBF Referee Commission in 1986-1987.

From our reporter: Archie Rogers