FIFA fines Spain & Holland for WC final behaviour

Posted By: Abdul Nisar
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Zurich, Aug 3: International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) fined Netherlands and Spain for their players' poor discipline in World Cup 2010 final.

During the final match on Jul 11, fourteen yellow cards were awarded and John Heitinga of the Netherlands was sent off for a second yellow.

On Tuesday, Aug 3 FIFA reported that the Dutch federation has to pay fine of 15,000 Swiss francs and Spain of 10,000 Swiss francs.

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

The final match set a record for most cards received in a World Cup final, beating the six yellows shown when Argentina beat West Germany 3-2 in the 1986 final.

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