FIFA would appoint the ref for each game. Then it would be up to the FA of the referee’s nation to appoint the two linesmen. As a guide line, one linesman would be refered to as “linesman 1” and the other as “linesman 2”. Linesman 1 would be a FIFA recognized referee, who could be able to fill in if something happened to the originally appointed ref. Linesman 2 could be a relatively unknown character, even someone from below the top league in his country. He could be an up and coming youngster whom his FA would wish to encourage by giving him the opportunity to run the line in a high-scale fixture. However, there was also the likelihood of him being another FIFA recognized referee.
14.09.1988 N. Ireland – Rep. of Ireland (referee)
World leading referee in the end of the 80s.
14.09.1988 N. Ireland – Rep. of Ireland (2 linesman under Vautrot)
FIFA official 1987-1992.
Referee in Ligue 1 for 15 years.
Referee in 3 international friendlies in 1988.
14.09.1988 N. Ireland – Rep. of Ireland (1 linesman under Vautrot).
Born 23.01.1948, in Chauny.
Referee in Ligue 1 for 13 years.
Retired from officiating in 1994.
A chemist by profession.
21.05.1988 N. Ireland – Malta (1 Linesman under Valente)
Referee in Xamax-Lyngby in UEFA Cup 1986-87.
21.05.1988 N. Ireland – Malta (2 Linesman under Valente)
FIFA referee 1986-1990.
Refereed Czechoslovakia-East Germany (friendly) in 1986.
Linesman in the 1988 Euro (England-Soviet Union).
Valente, Carlos Silva
21.05.1988 N. Ireland – Malta (Referee)
Officiated Hungary-France in the 1986 World Cup.
Referee in Primeira Liga 1982-1993.
FIFA referee 1984-1992.
22.01.1989 Malta – Spain (linesman 2)
His first and last international appearance
23.03.1989 Spain 4-0 Malta (referee)
Born: 08 July 1945.
23.03.1989 Spain 4-0 Malta (linesman 1)
23.03.1989 Spain 4-0 Malta (linesman 2)
Club: FC Wohlen.
Mostly active as a referee in the Swiss 2. League.