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FIFA names Henry handball referee for World Cup

FIFA names Henry handball referee for World Cup

FIFA has included Martin Hansson in its squad of World Cup referees despite the Swede missing Thierry Henry's handball during France's decisive qualifier against Ireland.
Hansson is among 30 referees chosen to travel to South Africa this summer.
Others include Switzerland's Massimo Busacca, who was voted best referee in 2009 by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics panel.
Englishman Howard Webb will also be an official at the June 11-July 11 finals.
Each referee will be accompanied by two linesmen after FIFA rejected the idea of additional officials at the tournament.
FIFA's picks include 10 referees from Europe, six from South America, four each from Asia, Africa and the CONCACAF region and two from Oceania.