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FIFA puts World Cup final ref Webb on Brazil list

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ZURICH (AP) - FIFA selected World Cup final referee Howard Webb as one of the 25 who will officiate at this year's tournament in Brazil.

Webb, who showed 14 yellow cards and one red in a bad-tempered Spain vs. Netherland final in 2010, was selected ahead of fellow Englishman Mark Clattenburg.

Mark Geiger of the United States also was chosen, making him the first American ref at the World Cup since 2002, when Brian Hall worked two games at the South Korean and Japan tournament.

Like all the other World Cup refs, Geiger will be joined by his regular team of two assistants. In this case, American Sean Hurd and Canadian Joe Fletcher.

FIFA says a further eight referees and eight assistants will go to Brazil as reserves.

FIFA says referees were picked "on their personality and their quality in football understanding by being able to read the game and the teams' tactical approaches towards each game."

Europe provides nine of the 25 officiating teams, South America has five, Asia four, Africa and the CONCACAF region three each and Oceania one.

A referee and his assistants can still be dropped from duty if they fail a fitness test before the June 12 kickoff.

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2014 World Cup referees:

AFC: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan), Yuichi Nishimura (Japan), Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain), Ben Williams (Australia).

CAF: Noumandiez Doue (Ivory Coast), Bakary Gassama (Gambia), Djamel Haimoudi (Algeria).

CONCACAF: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador), Mark Geiger (United States), Marco Rodriguez Moreno (Mexico).

CONMEBOL: Enrique Osses (Chile), Nestor Pitana (Argentina), Wilmar Roldan (Colombia), Sandro Ricci (Brazil), Carlos Vera Rodriguez (Ecuador).

Oceania: Peter O'Leary (New Zealand).

UEFA: Felix Brych (Germany), Cuneyt Cakir (Turkey), Jonas Eriksson (Sweden), Bjorn Kuipers (Netherlands), Milorad Mazic (Serbia), Pedro Proenca (Portugal), Nicola Rizzoli (Italy), Carlos Velasco Carballo (Spain), Howard Webb (England).

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