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Dutch question ref's performance

Updated: July 12, 2010, 10:49 AM ET
Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG -- Referee Howard Webb hoped to be a calming influence on the World Cup final.

It didn't work out that way.

Webb handed out yellow cards to 13 different players and ejected John Heitinga after showing the Netherlands defender a second yellow in extra time of its 1-0 loss to Spain on Sunday.

All the yellows were a record for the tournament, far surpassing the six collected by Argentina and West Germany in 1986. Eight Dutchmen were shown the yellow card and five Spaniards.

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