English referee Howard Webb will take charge of Thursday’s Group C Euro 2012 game between Italy and Croatia.
An English official was also in the middle during the last meeting between the two nations at a major tournament in World Cup 2002.
Graham Poll had the whistle that day in a controversial game which the Azzurri lost 2-1 despite taking the lead through Christian Vieri.
Webb was handed the Russia-Czech Republic tie earlier in Euro 2012.
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