Referee: Kramer didn't know he was playing World Cup final after injury
Jul 17, 2014 at 7:06a ET
Nicola Rizzoli told the Gazzetta dello Sport, "Shortly after the blow, Kramer came to me asking 'Ref, is this the final?' 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 that.'"
He was eventually replaced in the 31st minute after slumping to the ground with a suspected concussion.