Referee Vítor Melo Pereira bio

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Born
1957-04-24
Intl. since
1992-01-01
Hometown
Lisbon
Country
Portugal
Speaks
Portuguese, French, Italian, Spanish
Occupation
Hobbies
 
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hands ball

2008-10-30

The hands ball in the box by USA player John O'Brien in the 2002 World Cup match against Mexico, will probably stay with Vitor Melo Pereira for ever. It went unnoticed by this famous Portuguese referee and his assistant.

world cups
Vitor Melo Pereira has taken charge of many high profile matches and belonged to the absolute elite of his day. To name a few: 2 in the 1998 and 2002 World Cup, 3 in the 2000 European Chmpionships (a quarter-final. The UEFA Cup final and the Champions League quarter-final in 2002 were his last important matches, he retired at the end of that year.

From our reporter: EPV