Praise Be The Lord: Englishman In World Cup Final
English Premier League referee, Howard Webb has been chosen to officiate the World Cup final between Holland and Spain in Johannesburg on Sunday.
Former Police Officer Webb, a FIFA-listed referee since 2005 was in charge of the 2010 Champions League Final in May of this year when Inter Milan beat Bayern Munich 2-0. His is England's most experienced man-in-black having taken charge in numerous high calibre games.
Based in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, Webb is the first Englishman to referee a World Cup final since Jack Taylor in 1974. His assistants on the most important day of his professional refereeing career are Michael Mullarkey and Darren Cann.
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Interview with Howard Webb
Full-time referee Webb represented England in the 2008 European Champions in Austria and Switzerland. The following video was recorded prior to the competition.