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Holland and Spain fined for undisciplined World Cup Final – SportsUntapped.com
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Added August 6th, 2010 by Ian

Holland and Spain fined for undisciplined World Cup Final
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While the Holland vs Spain World Cup Final in South Africa this summer was the most undisciplined of all time with about 14 yellow cards and a player being sent off by referee Howard Webb, FIFA doesn’t really see it as anything too serious judging by their reaction.

The governing body of world football levied a small fine to the Dutch team for their brutal behaviour in their 1-0 loss by fining them a total of £9,244. This is for a game in which eight Dutch players were given yellow cards and one of them, John Heitinga received a second yellow to be sent off the pitch in extra time.

The amount of the fine looks pointless, especially when you consider Holland was awarded an amount of £15 million for finishing as runners up in t the tournament.

The World Cup winners, Spain, were also fined as they were hit with a penalty of £6,162 for their performance as five Spanish players received yellow cards in the game. However, the fines seem quite out of whack after players such as former Dutch hero Johan Cruyff called his country’s team a prime example of playing anti-football.

The Dutch FA received some more bad news as it seems that German Bundesliga team Bayern Munich is pretty angry at the fact that one of their star players, Dutchman Arjen Robben, have to sit out about the first two months of the new season because he hadn’t properly healed from a hamstring injury when the Dutch team played him in the World Cup.

Robben was injured in a pre-tournament friendly and missed a game or two, but then came back to take part in five games during the tournament. Medical tests have shown that his hamstring tear wasn’t diagnosed properly and now Bayern are looking for some sort of compensation from the Dutch.

 
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