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Former referee Jack Taylor dies aged 82

Popular former referee Jack Taylor OBE has died, aged 82.

The Englishman passed away at his home in Shropshire.

Taylor awarded the first penalty in a World Cup final during Germany's 2-1 win against the Netherlands in 1974. He officiated in more than 1,000 matches, including more than 100 international games. He was also inducted into FIFA's Hall of Fame.

Taylor went on to work for the Football League after retiring from refereeing.

He took charge of cup finals in Europe, South America, South Africa and China, served on the Football League's referees committee and assisted its commercial department with sponsor management.

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