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Fifa fines teams over World Cup final antics

The Netherlands and Spain have been fined by football’s governing body, Fifa, for player misconduct in the 2010 World Cup final.

This content was published on August 3, 2010 - 14:47

Zurich-based Fifa announced on Tuesday that the Dutch football federation must pay SFr15,000 ($14,480) after eight different players received yellow cards, and defender John Heitinga was sent off.

Spain received five yellow cards, which will cost the country’s football federation a SFr10,000 ($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 after Andres Iniesta scored in extra-time.

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