José Torres Cadena

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José Joaquín Torres Cadena (born July 15, 1952), also known as J.J. Torres, is a former football (soccer) referee from Colombia.

Torres Cadena served as a FIFA referee for several international tournaments, including the 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship[1] and the 1992 Olympic football tournament.[2] He also worked as a referee for 1994 World Cup qualifiers.[3]

He is mostly known for supervising four matches in the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the United States. Torres Cadena officiated the first-round match between Belgium and Morocco,[4] the first-round match between Ireland and Norway,[4] the quarterfinal between Germany and Bulgaria,[4] and the semifinal between Brazil and Sweden.[4]


  1. ^ FIFA. "Match Report: Norway - Iraq 0:1 (0:0)". February 17, 1989. Retrieved on April 16, 2013.
  2. ^ FIFA. "Match Report: Mexico - Ghana 1:1 (1:0)". July 30, 1992. Retrieved on April 16, 2013.
  3. ^ Morrison, Neil. "International Matches 1993 - South America". RSSSF, February 2, 2005. Retrieved on April 16, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d RSSSF. "World Cup 1994 finals". Retrieved on April 16, 2013.