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Holland and Spain fined for ugly WC final

sports Updated: Aug 03, 2010 23:59 IST
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The Netherlands and Spain have been fined by FIFA for their players' poor discipline in a bad-tempered World Cup final.

FIFA said Tuesday the Dutch federation must pay 15,000 Swiss francs ($14,480; euro10,900) after eight different players received yellow cards, and defender John Heitinga was booked a second time and sent off.

English referee Howard Webb showed five yellow cards to Spain, getting its federation a 10,000 Swiss francs ($9,650; euro7,300) fine. FIFA's disciplinary code has a clause on team misconduct calling for a federation to be fined when at least five of its players are sanctioned in a match.

Spain won 1-0 in the July 11 final, on Andres Iniesta's extra-time goal after the Netherlands were reduced to 10 players.