Euro 2012 Ref Guide... Plus Graham Poll's Verdict On The Men In The Middle


referee Howard Webb

Nationality: English


Date of birth: 14.07.71

Big-match experience: FIFA World Cup Final (2010), UEFA Champions League Final (2010)

Day job: Sergeant in the South Yorkshire Police

Controversy: Webb was heavily criticised by the Spanish press for his performance during the 2010 World Cup final, in particular for his failure to send off Nigel de Jong. The 40-year-old admitted that had he seen De Jong’s high challenge on Xabi Alonso properly then he would have taken the appropriate action - which would have been a red card.

Graham Poll's verdict: World Cup final and Champions League final referee and one of only four with major tournament experience. Webb likes to use his physical presence to dominate players but avoids sending players off. Works very hard on fitness but success in refereeing breeds jealousy and unlikely to referee the final. A great guy.

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Source : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/euro2012/article-2154863/EURO-2012-referee-guide-Graham-Poll.html

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