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Johana Portillo, left, and her sister Ana Portillo, daughters of Riccardo Portillo hold hands at Intermountain Medical Center, in Murray, Utah. Their father, soccer referee Ricardo Portillo, died Sunday after he was punched by a player last week.

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Soccer referee punched by player in Utah dies

Ricardo Portillo’s daughters had begged him to stop refereeing in a soccer league because of the growing risk of violence from angry players.

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