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Head referee: 96 percent of calls correct

Updated: July 10, 2010, 6:33 PM ET
Associated Press

DERDEPOORT, South Africa -- Despite complaints about game-changing mistakes and FIFA's agreement to revisit how technology can help officials, the head of refereeing for soccer's governing body says that the World Cup has been a success.

Jose Maria Garcia-Aranda said Saturday that an analysis of the first 62 matches showed referees got more than 96 percent of their decisions right.

"It is a big success," the Spanish official said at a news briefing. "We have to say it is not an opinion ...

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