World Cup refs announced

Hold your breath no longer, for FIFA has announced its list of official referees for Germany '06. At last! England is represented by Graham Poll - I can't wait for John Motson to bang on about the likelihood of an Englishman (ie, Poll) making the final, if England are knocked out early. Shut it Motty - no England fan would be consoled by the presence of an English ref in the final.

It's a crying shame that Jorge dos Santos, the world's gayest ref, is no longer with us (he passed away in the 1990s) - still, no excuse is needed to post this classic video.

And it you're really interested in seeing the full list of World Cup refs, click below…

Essam Abd El Fatah (Egypt)
Carlos Amarilla (Paraguay)
Benito Archundia (Mexico)
Carlos Batres (Guatemala)
Massimo Busacca (Switzerland)
Coffi Codjia (Benin)
Frank De Bleeckere (Belgium)
Massimo de Santis (Italy)
Horacio Elizondo (Argentina)
Valentin Ivanov (Russia)
Toru Kamikawa (Japan)
Jorge Larrionda (Uruguay)
Shamsul Maidin (Singapore)
Manuel Mejuto Gonzalez (Spain)
Markus Merk (Germany)
Lubos Michel (Slovakia)
Graham Poll (England)
Eric Poulat (France)
Peter Prendergast (Jamaica)
Oscar Ruiz (Colombia)
Mark Shield (Australia)
Carlos Simon (Brazil)
Kyros Vassaras (Greece)