Tapio Yli-Karro

Hannu Tapio Yli-Karro (born 11 October 1953, Rauma[1]) is a Finnish former football referee. He was a FIFA listed international assistant referee from 1990 to 1998.[2]

Yli-Karro officiated 23 international matches, 16 matches at the UEFA club competitions and several youth internationals. He was appointed as an assistant referee to the 1994 FIFA World Cup, 1993 FIFA World Youth Championship and 1994 Gulf Cup of Nations.[2] Yli-Karro and Arne Eriksson are the only Finnish referees at World Cup finals so far.

He lives in Western Finnish town Rauma and is working as a headmaster on a high school at Säkylä municipality.[3]

Matches in the 1994 World CupEdit

Date Venue Teams Result
19 June Citrus Bowl, Orlando Belgium vs. Morocco 1–0
23 June Giants Stadium, East Rutherford Italy vs. Norway 1–0
25 June Giants Stadium, East Rutherford Saudi Arabia vs. Morocco 2–1
30 June Cotton Bowl, Dallas Argentina vs. Bulgaria 0–2


  1. ^ Soccerway Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b Tapio Yli-Karro officiated matches 1990–1998 (in Finnish). Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Meillä on yhdessä tekemisen meininki" (in Finnish). Raumalainen. 8 June 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2013.