Nigel de Jong vs. Spain

Nigel de Jong vs. Spain

Nigel de Jong’s ‘challenge’ on Xabi Alonso stands out as one of the darker sides of the 2010 World Cup, taking some of the gloss away from a star-studded final. Howard Webb took charge of that final, which we’re regularly reminded of, yet he failed to act when de Jong implanted his studs into the chest of Alonso.