A record 15 yellow cards were shown in the game, as Webb struggled to maintain his authority on proceedings.
Webb has been criticised in both the Spanish and Dutch press for either being too lenient or too severe.
Blatter said: “The final was not exactly what I expected in terms of fair play. It’s not up to me judge the performances of the officials, I can only say it was a very hard task that the referee trio had on the field of play. It was not easy, really not easy and they were really not helped in this task I can say.”
Blatter refused to comment on the aggressive approach adopted by Netherlands, who eventually lost 1-0 in extra time.
He told a news conference in Johannesburg: “Even though I have seen all the irregularities as a spectator, I cannot answer this question as president of FIFA. I could answer it as a fan of football but I am here as president.
“I will not make any comment but we always say football is school of life because it is based on discipline and respect. It’s a combat game but in the spirit of fair play.
“You have to learn to win and you have to learn to lose, and should not forget the basis which is discipline and respect.”
Blatter was asked whether Webb should have shown a red card to Mark van Bommel and Nigel de Jong, and replied: “In football we have to live with the errors of players, and of referees. I don’t think perfection exists in this world.”Like Angler´s Mail blog? Subscribe to our magazine and you will be able to access our latest comprehensive content!