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Garcia-Aranda happy with officials

July 11, 2010
By Soccernet staff
FIFA's head of refereeing, Jose Maria Garcia-Aranda, said the World Cup had been a success for officials and justified his comments by stating that analysis showed 96% of decisions had been correct.

"It is a big success. We have to say it is not an opinion [but] facts," Garcia-Aranda said. He acknowledged that referees made errors, though in "only a few" matches. "We are not hiding our mistakes or the mistakes on the field of play."

Howard Webb, who referees the final, agreed ...

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