Zoran Petrović (referee)
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10 April 1952|
|1982-1997||Yugoslav First League||Referee|
FIFA World CupEdit
At the 1990 World Cup in Italy, Petrović was the main referee in the England vs. Netherlands group stage match, as well as in the Sweden vs. Costa Rica group stage match. At the same tournament he performed linesman duties at two more matches - the group stage match Austria vs. United States as well as the round of 16 contest Italy vs. Uruguay.
After being referee on two World Cups, Zoran Petrović signed a professional contract with Japan Football Association and had been a referee in Japan's J. League from 1994 until 1997. He had won two Best Referee Awards in 1994 and 1996. His mission in Japan was to pass his experience and knowledge to new Japanese referees.