Netherlands, Spain fined for WCup final behavior

      Netherlands' Joris Mathijsen, right, is shown a yellow card by English referee Howard Webb during the World Cup final soccer match between the Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, July 11, 2010.

      ZURICH (AP) " The Netherlands and Spain have been fined by FIFA for their players' lack of discipline in a bad-tempered World Cup final.

      FIFA said Tuesday the Dutch federation must pay $14,480 after eight different players received yellow cards, including defender John Heitinga, who was booked a second time and sent off.

      English referee Howard Webb showed five yellow cards to Spain, earning its federation a $9,650 fine.

      FIFA's disciplinary code has a clause on team misconduct calling for a federation to be fined when at least five of its players are sanctioned in a match.

      Spain won 1-0 in the July 11 final on Andres Iniesta's extra-time goal after the Netherlands was reduced to 10 players.

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