ZURICH - Spain have been fined 10,000 Swiss
francs ($9,363) and the Netherlands 15,000 Swiss francs
($14,040) for the behaviour of their players in last month's
World Cup final, FIFA said on Tuesday.
Winners Spain had five players booked and the Dutch received
eight yellow cards while defender John Heitinga was sent off.
The match produced 47 fouls, prompting FIFA president Sepp
Blatter to say he had been let down by the players' behaviour.
A spokesman said the teams were fined under article 52 of
the FIFA disciplinary code, under which "disciplinary measures
may be imposed on associations and clubs where a team fails to
conduct itself properly."
The first part of the article states: "a fine may be imposed
where the referee sanctions at least five members of the same
team during a match (caution or expulsion)."
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