Brazilian Romualdo Arppi Filho, referee of the 1986 World Cup final in Mexico, has died.

Brazilian referee Romualdo Arppi Filho who booed the final in Mexico in which Argentina won the double championship in 1986. After beating Germany 3-2, he passed away this Sunday at the age of 84.

This final was one of the most memorable in World Cup history because it was a World Cup win. for Diego Maradona after a great tournament and final against a German team that won a rematch four years later at the 1990 World Cup in Italy. It was also the second South American title at the World Cup held in Mexico.

Arppi Filho, regarded as one of Brazil’s most prominent referees, died of kidney complications at Ana Costa Hospital. from the city of Santos, in the state of Sao Paulo, according to their relatives.

Arppi Filho was the second Brazilian after Arnaldo Cesar Coelho. boo the final of the World Cup.

Born in Santos on January 7, 1939, he began his career as a teenager at the age of 14.- and at the age of 20 he was already doing it professionally, reaching its peak in the 1980s.

The Brazilian referee also booed the 1984 Intercontinental Cup final between Argentina’s Independiente and England’s Liverpool. participated in the Olympic Games in Mexico (1968), Moscow (1980) and Los Angeles (1984).

Hanging up the whistle, Arppi Filho went into real estate. He is survived by three children and three grandchildren.

Filho is included in the list of participants who participated in this final and recently passed away. Jose Luis Cuchuffo, Jose Luis Brown and Diego Maradona These are the three players who died from the Argentine team that was champions in 1986.

Whereas for the German team, centre-back Norbert Eder is the only member of the 1986 World Cup finalist team in Mexico to die.

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Author: EFE
Source: La Opinion


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