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Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has voiced his opinion that referees at the World Cup are biased...

Uruguay lock horns with Netherlands tonight in what promises to be an exciting semi-final clash at the 2010 World Cup and the Charruas face a tough task if they are to progress to the final.

Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has controversially suggested that the South Americans will not only have to battle Oranje, but that they will also have to deal with referees who are biased against South American sides.

"The vast majority of football fans do not even know what continent Uruguay is in but it seems to me that the referees are biased against the South American sides," Castro was quoted as saying by reporters.

"It happened when Brazil lost to Holland, when all the decisions went against them and they were sent down to 10 men at a crucial time, which should never have been done.

"But a final now, between two European countries, will be as colourless and unhistorical as any since the sport was born in the world."

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