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Spain 1-0 Netherlands

Netherlands and Spain fined over final

August 3, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Both World Cup finalists, Netherlands and Spain, have been fined by FIFA for their behaviour in the showpiece match on July 11.

Nigel de Jong plants his studs into Xabi Alonso's chest
GettyImagesNigel de Jong hit Xabi Alonso with a chest-high challenge in the World Cup final

Spain eventually won the game 1-0, after referee Howard Webb dished out a record 14 cards to both sides in a bad-tempered affair.

FIFA revealed that the Dutch federation must pay 15,000 Swiss francs ($14,480) after eight different players received yellow cards, and defender John Heitinga was booked a second time and sent off.

Spain face a 10,000 Swiss francs ($9,650) fine after picking up five yellow cards.

FIFA's disciplinary code calls for any federation to be fined when at least five of its players are carded in a match.