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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