England’s World Cup Referee Howard Webb Overlooked For Quarter-Finals

Chris Wright

1st, July 2010


By Chris Wright

England’s sole remaining great-big-white-bald-World-Cup-hope, referee Howard Webb, has seen his dreams of officiating the final dashed after being overlooked to oversee any of the four quarter-final ties.

(A pretty sh*te decision on FIFA’s part considering that ‘our Howard’ – who, incidentally, was one of the least popular figures in English football about two months back – has probably been the most consistent ref at this summer’s tournament.)

However, despair-ye-not!

Webb is not completely out of the running yet, especially if two South American teams end up contesting the final on July 11th.

Come on Paraguay!

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  1. AFJ says:

    Surely, if he hasn’t been chosen for the quarter finals. He has more chance of being selected for the semis or final? Or, do we know that one of the refs that officiates the quarters, gets the final?

  2. Chris says:

    @AFJ: It was generally thought that the best performing refereeing team from the quarter-finals would secure the final.

  3. Nick SIncere says:

    More disgrace from FIFA. He’s very obviously been one of the top refs, outside of the ref who carded Tiago (?) for diving. He’d be my top pick for the ARG-GER match, that one’s getting testy already.

  4. kritter says:

    Shame for him. I loved that he was one of the few referees with the balls to tell the floppers to pull their d**** out of their own a***** and stand the f*** up.

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