Egypt angry with Webb after Kaka's late penalty

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Egypt lodged a protest with Confederations Cup organisers after their 4-3 defeat by Brazil yesterday, claiming Brazil's late penalty was awarded illegally on the basis of video evidence by English referee Howard Webb.

The Egypt coach, Hassan Shehata, said his team were not contesting the decision to award Brazil a penalty when substitute Ahmed Al Muhamadi stopped a shot on the goal line with his arm. But Shehata said Webb and his assistant had both signalled a corner and only changed the decision after being told by the fourth official of the handball, after which Al Muhamadi collapsed on the ground as if struck in the face.

"As far as I am aware there is no rule allowing video evidence," Shehata said. "We're not contesting the referee's decision but the way it was made. Or maybe the rules have changed and nobody has told us."

Egypt had fought back from two goals down to level at 3-3, scoring twice in a minute early in the second half. Kaka had opened the scoring in the fifth minute before Egypt drew level four minutes later when Mohamed Zidan headed home. Brazil struck twice before half-time, Luis Fabiano glancing home a header in the 12th minute and Juan heading in an Elano corner in the 37th. Mohamed Shawky then hit back in the 54th minute when he struck from distance. Within a minute, the scores were level, Zidan notching his second.

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