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Howard Webb to referee World Cup finals in Brazil

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Howard Webb has been selected as one of the officials for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, according to the Daily Mail.

The Yorkshireman refereed the 2010 World Cup final, being the first Englishman to do so since Jack Taylor in 1964. He handed out 14 yellows and one red card in that final which ended Spain 1-0 Holland.

The 42-year-old will be the sole English referee at the finals after his main rival Mark Clattenburg missed out on selection.

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

It was announced last week that Webb had returned to his former job as a police officer in an ambassador role and was not combining this with his refereeing commitments.

Webb will be assisted by Michael Mullarkey and Darren Cann.

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