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Bogdan Ganev Dochev (Bulgarian: Богдан Ганев Дочев; 26 June 1935 – 29 May 2017) was a Bulgarian football referee. He is known for having refereed two matches in the FIFA World Cup, Italy - Cameroon 1:1 in 1982 and Paraguay - Belgium 2:2 in 1986. Dochev was a linesman in the famous Brazil versus Italy match in 1982 and in the game between England and Argentina in 1986 in which the Hand of God and Goal of the Century were scored by Diego Maradona.

Bogdan Dochev
Full name Bogdan Ganev Dochev
Born (1935-06-26)26 June 1935
Varna, Bulgaria
Died 29 May 2017(2017-05-29) (aged 81)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Years League Role
1970–1986 Bulgarian A Football Group Referee
Years League Role
1978–1986 FIFA–listed Referee


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