Webb has no regrets over World Cup Final

The English referee handed out 14 yellow cards and 1 red card in a match that will not go down in history as a showpiece of football.

“It was probably the most difficult game I’ve ever had – and I’ve had some hard ones,” Webb said in the Daily Mirror.

“The fact it was the World Cup final, which has its own incredible level of scrutiny, just added to the difficulty we faced.”

He added: “I knew the pressure and tension the players were under too, neither country having won a World Cup, and I sensed this during the game and what it meant to them.

“Having watched it back, there’s not a lot I would change. I’m satisfied that under difficult circumstances we did a pretty efficient job.

“Not perfect – no-one over two hours on that field was perfect – but we did as well as could be expected.”