Markus Siegler, FIFA's director of communications said: We had a first in the history of the World Cup yesterday when one player was booked three times in the same match, that is a little too much. However, since there was no protest from either side the 2-2 result stands. In the most recent case where a referee committed a technical error, last year's Asian World Cup qualifying playoff between Uzbekistan and Bahrain, the match was replayed. Reuters' Merlin Koene reports from Berlin.
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