England referee Howard Webb for FIFA World Cup 2010 Final

England referee Howard Webb for FIFA World Cup 2010 Final

For any football referee the pinnacle of their career has to be to officiate at the World Cup Final. Only very few get the chance and this year it’s the turn of England’s Howard Webb. The FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa is due to reach its conclusion this Sunday, July 11, with the match of Netherlands vs Spain.

Webb, 38-years-old and a former policeman from Yorkshire, has had an outstanding run at the World Cup finals so far, with 3 matches under his belt in South Africa and has received much praise for his performance. His assistants Michael Mullarkey and Darren Cann are also officiating at the final, according to BBC Sport.

He has not dealt out any red cards or awarded any penalties so far at the World Cup and will no doubt be hoping there’s no need for either in the final. Webb is the first Englishman to referee a World Cup Final since 1974 when the duty was carried out by Jack Taylor. It’s been a season to remember for Webb who also refereed the Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Inter Milan.

For more on this go to BBC Sport. We’re sure Howard Webb will feel extremely honoured to have been chosen as referee for the final of the World Cup. We’d be interested to hear your thoughts on this.

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