Thursday, July 8, 2010

The World Wide Webb

World Cup 2010: England's Howard Webb to referee World Cup final

England will have a representative at the World Cup final after all with Fifa confirming that Howard Webb is to referee Sunday's showpiece event between Holland and Spain.
Some four years after English refereeing was ridiculed in the wake of Graham Poll awarding Josip Simunic three yellow cards in Croatia's 2-2 draw with Australia in Stuttgart, Webb will become the first official to oversee both the Champions League final and the World Cup final in the same season. The 38-year-old Yorkshireman, who is currently on a five-year break from South Yorkshire police where he serves as a sergeant, will be assisted by Darren Cann and Michael Mullarkey.
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More details and a referee analysis coming soon.

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