Kuyt fury over “Spain favouring” referee Webb

Liverpool’s Dirk Kuyt says he and his Dutch teammates were left angry after their World Cup Final defeat to Spain on Sunday night, pointing to English referee Howard Webb’s performance as a reason for their defeat.

Holland went down 1-0 to a 116th minute Andres Iniesta strike in a physical contest in which Webb produced 14 yellow cards, and one red.

After the game, 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.”