Kuyt blames Howard Webb

Dirk Kuyt pointed the finger of blame for Holland's World Cup final defeat by Spain at English referee Howard Webb.

Webb brandished 14 yellow cards and one red, a record for a final,  in a fiery encounter which saw Andres Iniesta's extra-time goal secure a 1-0 win for Spain.

The South Yorkshire official was booed by Dutch fans at the final whistle and Liverpool forward Kuyt said: "We are angry that we lost because we came so close. I know you cannot blame others, but the referee favoured Spain.

"We had many more yellow cards than we deserved. That ultimately cost us the cup."
 

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