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Referee`s sea of yellow is final record

Sports Desk |
Update: 2010-07-11 18:56:59

JOHANNESBURG: Sunday`s World Cup final will be remembered for a record 13 yellow cards and one red as well as for Andres Iniesta`s winning goal in extra-time for Spain.

English referee Howard Webb handed out eight yellows to Holland in an often bruising encounter in Johannesburg, as well as a red to Johnny Heitinga and five more to Spain - a record number of indiscretions for a World Cup final.

In the 2006 final there were four yellows and a red - for Frenchman Zinedine Zidane.

With Heitinga`s red card five players have now been dismissed in trophy matches.

BDST: 0409hrs, July 12, 2010

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