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Sir Alex Ferguson has today confirmed that Wayne Rooney and Patrice Evra are fit for the Chelsea clash at Old Trafford this weekend.  Rooney missed training earlier this week with a tight hamstring and did not make the bench for last night's 4-1 win over Schalke in the Champions League semi-final. Evra was introduced as…
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Players' chief Gordon Taylor has described the Football Association as "very precious" for charging Liverpool winger Ryan Babel over Twitter posts. Babel linked to a mocked-up picture of referee Howard Webb in a Manchester United shirt after the Reds lost 1-0 to United in the FA Cup on Sunday. "Where's our sense of humour gone…
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The Football Association is to look into Liverpool forward Ryan Babel's posts on Twitter. Babel criticised referee Howard Webb on the social networking site following Liverpool's defeat by Manchester United in Sunday's FA Cup third-round tie. Babel forwarded on a mocked-up picture of Webb in a United shirt and also said: "And they call him…
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Howard Webb has admitted that his dream of refereeing a World Cup final was soured by the conduct of the players in Johannesburg. Holland and Spain accrued 14 yellow and one red card between them as Webb and his assistants, Darren Cann and Mike Mullarkey, struggled to stem the flow of fouls and dissent. The…
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The Football Association have defended Howard Webb's performance in Sunday's World Cup final. Webb handed out a record 14 yellow cards in the showpiece event, and missed a clear corner in the build up to Spain's extra-time winner. But he could conceivably have issued more than the one red card which he did, as the…
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English referee Howard Webb admits the World Cup final has left him 'physically and emotionally drained'. The Premier League ref handed out 14 yellow cards, two of which saw Netherlands defender Jonny Heitinga dismissed deep into extra-time, as he struggled to control the game. The Dutch heavily criticised the Englishman following the final whistle, accusing…
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Former World Cup referee Graham Poll has leapt to the defence of under-fire Howard Webb after Sunday's final. The 38-year-old official dished out 14 yellow cards and one-red in a foul-strewn match in which the Netherlands adopted a cynical approach against eventual winners Spain. But the Netherlands' real complaint seemed to be that Webb missed…
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The World Cup final officials were close to tears when they found out they had been awarded the fixture, it has been revealed. Assistant referee Michael Mullarkey - who will run the lines with Darren Cann while Howard Webb takes control in the middle - cannot wait for Sunday's clash between Spain and the Netherlands.…
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Englishman Howard Webb has been chosen to referee the World Cup final between Holland and Spain in Johannesburg on Sunday, Fifa has confirmed. The 38-year-old Yorkshireman has had a good tournament so far, as have his assistants Michael Mullarkey and Darren Cann, who will join him in the final. Webb is the first Englishman to…
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Howard Webb has missed out on the chance to referee a World Cup quarter-final. The Rotherham official is the last English representative in South Africa following the demise of the Three Lions and there had been high hopes he may take charge of the final at Soccer City on July 11. He would emulate Jack…
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British referee Howard Webb will take charge of the Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Inter Milan at the weekend. The 38 year old will head an all-English team officiating at the match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium with Michael Mullarkey and Darren Cann acting as his linesmen, and Martin Atkinson, who like Webb…
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Englishman Howard Webb has been selected as one of FIFA’s 30 referees for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.Policeman Howard Webb, 38, was among an initial list of 54 officials whittled down by FIFA’s Referees Committee. It will be the first World Cup for Yorkshireman Webb, who will be assisted by Darren Cann and…