REFEREE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/REFEREE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) World Cup: Finals referee says German midfielder was disoriented after blow to head http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58196005-77/kramer-blow-final-germany.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58196005-77/kramer-blow-final-germany.html.csp">World Cup: Finals referee says German midfielder was disoriented after blow to head</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T23:12:03.012-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rome • Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer was disoriented and confused after taking a heavy blow to the head early in the World Cup final, according to the match’s referee. “Shortly after the blow, Kramer came to me asking ‘Ref, is this the final?’ ” Nicola Rizzoli told the Gazzetta dello Sport on Thursday. “I thought he was joking and made him repeat the question and then he said, ‘I need to know if this is really the final.’ When I said, ‘Yes,’ he concluded, ‘Thanks, it was important to know ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581960052014-07-17T23:12:03.012-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T23:12:03.012-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58196005@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:12:03 MDT