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Webb not afraid of big calls

July 10, 2010
Howard Webb insists he has the courage to make the big decisions in Sunday's World Cup final - even if it means emulating Jack Taylor and awarding a penalty in the first minute.

• Brewin: Webb reaches his peak

Webb, supported by his assistants Darren Cann and Michael Mullarkey, will become the first English referee of a World Cup final since Taylor in 1974 and said it was the "ultimate honour'' to be chosen by FIFA for the Spain vs Netherlands encounter.

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