Alan Snoddy

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Alan Snoddy (born 29 March 1955) is a retired Northern Irish football referee, known for having refereed two matches in the FIFA World Cup: one in 1986 and one in 1990. At the 1986 World Cup Snoddy was appointed to referee the game between Morocco and Portugal in Guadalajara which ended 3-1 to Morocco. In the 1990 World Cup Snoddy refereed the game between Colombia and West Germany which ended 1-1 at the San Siro in Milan. In this game he controversially waved away appeals from the Colombian players over a supposed injury to Carlos Valderrama. Snoddy served as Referee Development Officer for the Irish Football Association a position which he left in 2014 although still works as a Referee Observer for both the Irish Football Association (IFA) and UEFA.

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