Confederations Cup - Webb to ref Spain for first time since kung-fu final

English referee Howard Webb will take charge of Spain's Confederations Cup semi-final against Italy.

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Confederations Cup - Webb to ref Spain for first time since kung-fu final
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2010 World Cup final Howard Webb is surrounded by Spanish players

La Roja face the Azzurri in Fortaleza on Thursday, with the winner of that match due to play either Brazil or Uruguay in the final.

Vicente Del Bosque's men have not had Webb as a referee since the World Cup final, where they defeated the Netherlands thanks to Andres Iniesta's extra time goal.

Webb came under fire after that match for allowing some rough challenges from Dutch players to go unpunished.

He was particularly criticised for only booking Oranje midfielder Nigel de Jong after a chest-high karate-style kick on opposite number Xabi Alonso.

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