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Quiz! Can you name the referees from these (in)famous football matches?

Pierluigi Collina
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Three minutes on the clock, 20 referees to guess.

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But for this lot, infamy has proved difficult to escape. Whether it was too many cards, too few or major slip-ups that couldn't possibly be justified, these occasions will forever be remembered for the ref.

And of course, the ref is supposed to be invisible...

We've picked out 20 famous matches for you to recall who officiated them. Don't be hisheartened if you're struggling early on - we know this one's a toughie. 


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Joe is the Deputy Editor at FourFourTwo, having risen through the FFT academy and been on the brand since 2013 in various capacities. 

By weekend and frustrating midweek night he is a Leicester City fan, and in 2020 co-wrote the autobiography of former Foxes winger Matt Piper – subsequently listed for both the Telegraph and William Hill Sports Book of the Year awards.