Abraham Klein showing the yellow card in the World Cup match England vs. Brazil, Guadalajara, Mexico, June 7, 1970. AP

Tales of Great Pelé, All in a Legendary Israeli Referee's Apartment

Abraham Klein aims to sell his soccer memorabilia to a museum, but even more valuable are the memories of the man who officiated when Brazil battled for glory.

“Go on, open the envelope and see who you got,” a Hungarian colleague urged him. The referees for the 1970 World Cup finals in Mexico were being told which games they would be officiating. “I can’t. I’m...

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