2004 Photo Contest, Portraits, 2nd prize

Mike Moore

Daily Mirror

23 September, 2003

Italian soccer referee Pierluigi Collina. Collina, who officiated at the 2002 World Cup final between Germany and Brazil, had already four times been voted 'Referee of the Year' by the FIFA international football association. He announced that he would be stepping down in 2005. He will be 45, the mandatory retirement age for referees. He expressed his reluctance to go, but noted that people in his profession had to be bound by the rules. Collina is popular off the pitch, too, and has appeared in advertising, on the fashion catwalk and in several television shows.

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Mike Moore

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