Referee’s committee

Headed by Irisman Harry Cavan.


Cooper test.

Marcel van Langenhove

Surrounded in controversy before Italia’90 as he had allowed a goal for Benfica against Olympique Marseille in the Champions Cup that looked a clear handball by Rudi Vata to the rest of the world. He had even been accused of taking bribes from Benfica (allegedly 175.000 USD), but had been absolved of all charges by UEFA just before the 1990 World Cup.

North and South

The referee pool was divided in a North and South group.