The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Alex Ferguson and Carlo Ancelotti , coaches of Manchester United and Chelsea, have been warned about their future conduct by English soccer’s ruling body after they made complimentary comments about referee Howard Webb .
Howard Webb of England will referee the World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands, soccer governing body FIFA said in a statement.
The Netherlands and Spain, which combined for a record number of yellow cards in last night’s World Cup final, didn’t help soccer’s spirit of “fair play,” FIFA President Sepp Blatter said.
Andres Iniesta emerged from under the bodies of his jubilant teammates as the scorer of the latest-ever World Cup winning goal. The Barcelona midfielder says he didn’t do anything special.
The Netherlands blamed English referee Howard Webb and missed chances for their defeat in yesterday’s soccer World Cup final in South Africa.
Mario Gomez scored in the 90th minute to give Bayern Munich the advantage over Real Madrid as the German club chases a place in the Champions League soccer final in its home stadium.
Spain beat the Netherlands 1-0 in extra time last night to win its first soccer World Cup title in a final that set a record for yellow cards.
Bolton Wanderers midfield Fabrice Muamba was taken to a London hospital today after collapsing on the field just before halftime of an English F.A. Cup quarterfinal match at Tottenham.
Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba remains in a “critical” condition today after suffering a cardiac arrest during a televised F.A. Cup soccer match.