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Blatter, Cruyff expected higher standard

Updated: July 12, 2010, 2:20 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

JOHANNESBURG -- Players from the Netherlands and Spain should have behaved better during the World Cup final, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Monday.

"It was not exactly what we have, or what I have, expected for fair play on the field of play in the final," Blatter said at a news conference to mark the end of the tournament.

Dutch soccer great Johan Cruyff agreed, as he criticized the Netherlands for its aggressive play.

In his column for the Barcelona-based daily El Periodico, ...

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