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In the 1994 World Cup, he refereed the round of 16 match between Germany and Belgium, which Germany won 3–2. Röthlisberger later admitted that he missed a penalty when Thomas Helmer tripped Josip Weber in the penalty area against Germany and due to this mistake he did not referee another game in the tournament .
He was later banned from refereeing for life after allegations of match fixing the 1996 European Champions League.
- Longman, Jere (1998-06-07). "SOCCER; Fixed Matches Are Darkening Soccer's Image". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-11-17.