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World Cup 2010: Cann backs Webb's refereeing in final

Darren Cann backs up his World Cup colleague Howard Webb

World Cup assistant referee Darren Cann, from Poringland, has spoken about Howard Webb's performance in the Spain v Netherlands final in South Africa.

Referee Webb received criticism from many people, including Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk, in a game that saw 14 yellow cards and one red.

Webb and Cann were joined in the final by fellow Englishman Michael Mullarkey, as Spain won 1-0 (after extra time).

"It was up to the two sides to decide how to approach the game," said Cann.

"I think one probably came to play a bit more than the other.

"We obviously have to make the decisions and get them as accurate as possible," he added.

Cann adjudicated his first match in the Anglian Combination Football League - a reserve game between Poringland and Dickleburgh - and he is keen to take part in the World Cup 2014 in Brazil after tasting the action in South Africa.

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