Referee Gilberto Almeida Rego bio

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Born
1881-02-21
Intl. since
0000-01-01
Hometown
Rio
Country
Brazil
Speaks
Portuguese
Occupation
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World Cup

2011-02-21

Almeida Rego took charge of three matches in the first ever World Cup. In 1930, Uruguay. He was 49 and the oldest person taking part of the tournament.

5 minutes
In the match Argentina - France Almeida Rego whistled end of match 5 (or 6) minutes early. When he realized his mistake, the players had already left the pitch and had to be told to come back. The police (on horseback) had to chase away angry spectators who had entered the field.

stadium
The first matches of the world Cup were all played in small stadiums because the newly built Centennario wasn't finished before the start of the tournament.

From our reporter: James Ng