Netherlands, Spain fined for WCup final behavior
Tue, 03 Aug 2010 14:16:23 GMT —
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.
Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.