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TNT Sports viewers think they are playing FIFA 98 as they spot bizarre linesmen



FOOTBALL fans thought they were seeing double as Liverpool took on Linz in the Europa League.

The Reds faced the Austrian side looking to win Group E, but viewers were focused on something else ahead of kick-off.

Twins Marco and Benjamin Zurcher officiated Liverpool vs Linz

As the match officials were shown on TNT Sports some viewers thought they were playing Fifa 98.

That is because, like in the game, the two linesmen looked identical – because they are twins.

Marco and Benjamin Zurcher are from Switzerland and fans took a shine to the pair before the match.


One wrote: “I thought they had been lazy and used the same linesman model like FIFA 98 in this match but it’s twins.”

Another added: “The two linesmen being twins in the Liverpool game is so fun.”

A third said: “Mad that the two linesmen in the Liverpool game are twins 😂😂”

And another commented: “The assistant refs in the Liverpool match are twins 😂😂 only the Europa League could give you that.”

The Reds raced into a 2-0 lead inside 15 minutes with goals from Luis Diaz and Cody Gakpo.

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Mo Salah added a third after the break to cement Liverpool’s place at the top of the group.


Jurgen Klopp’s side have lost just once in 11 games which came in the Europa League against Toulouse.

Source: The Sun

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