Viktor Kassai matches

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Date
2010-06-26
Match
USA-Ghana
 
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Result
1 - 2
Referee decisions
Yellow
3 - 2
Red
0 - 0
Penalty
1 - 0
Referee assessment
 
this match
overall
Reporters:
8.6
7.3
Members:
8.6
7.9
 
Matches Bio Did you know? Palmares
9.0
Control: Very good communication, no unnecessary cards
8.0
Calls: Penalty spot on, few smaller mistakes
9.0
Neutrality: No one disadvantaged by any of the (few) mistakes
9.0
Style: Very good, much improved
8.8
General assessment
 
Reports for this match (38)
1) report by scorpdoggy
6.0
Control:
6.0
Calls:
6.0
Neutrality:
6.0
Style:
6.0
General assessment
Viktor Kassai matches
'17-10-17 Maribor - Liverpool (0 - 7)'17-10-07 Russia - Korea Republic (4 - 2)'17-09-12 Olympiakos - Sporting (2 - 3)'17-09-05 Turkey - Croatia (1 - 0)'17-08-17 Club Brugge - AEK (0 - 0)'17-05-26 Guinea u20 - Argentina u20 (0 - 5)'17-05-22 Saudi Arabia u20 - Senegal u20 (0 - 2)'17-04-18 Real Madrid - Bayern Munich (4 - 2)'17-03-26 Montenegro - Poland (1 - 2)'17-03-16 AS Roma - Lyon (2 - 1)'16-12-14 Atlético Nacional - Kashima Antlers (0 - 3)'16-12-11 Jeonbuk Hyundai - América (1 - 2)'16-11-24 Athletic Bilbao - Sassuolo (3 - 2)'16-11-01 Manchester City - Barcelona (3 - 1)'16-09-13 PSG - Arsenal (1 - 1)'16-09-05 Serbia - Ireland (2 - 2)'16-08-25 Maribor - Qabala (1 - 0)'16-07-02 Germany - Italy (1 - 1)'16-06-17 Italy - Sweden (1 - 0)'16-06-10 France - Romania (2 - 1)'16-05-05 Liverpool - Villarreal (3 - 0)'16-04-12 Real Madrid - Wolfsburg (3 - 0)'16-03-09 Zenit - Benfica (1 - 2)'15-11-24 Arsenal - Dinamo Zagreb (3 - 0)'15-10-20 Leverkusen - AS Roma (4 - 4)'15-10-08 Scotland - Poland (2 - 2)'15-09-30 Manchester United - Wolfsburg (2 - 1)'15-09-06 Norway - Croatia (2 - 0)'15-08-18 Astana - APOEL (1 - 0)'14-11-26 Arsenal - Dortmund (2 - 0)'14-11-04 Real Madrid - Liverpool (1 - 0)'14-10-11 Albania - Denmark (1 - 1)'14-10-02 Trabzonspor - Legia Warszawa (0 - 1)'14-08-26 Celtic - Maribor (0 - 1)'14-06-07 Belgium - Tunisia (1 - 0)'14-05-30 England - Peru (3 - 0)'14-04-10 Valencia - Basel (5 - 0)'14-03-05 Ireland - Serbia (1 - 2)'14-02-18 Leverkusen - PSG (0 - 4)'13-12-11 Napoli - Arsenal (2 - 0)'13-11-13 Mexico - New Zealand (5 - 1)'13-10-22 Schalke 04 - Chelsea F.C. (0 - 3)'13-10-15 Bulgaria - Czech Republic (0 - 1)'13-10-02 Juventus - Galatasaray (2 - 2)'13-08-29 Nice - Apollon (1 - 0)'13-06-29 Uzbekistan u20 - Uruguay u20 (0 - 4)'13-06-24 Cuba u20 - Nigeria u20 (0 - 3)'13-04-23 Bayern Munich - Barcelona (4 - 0)'13-03-26 France - Spain (0 - 1)'13-03-12 Barcelona - AC Milan (4 - 0)'13-02-21 Plzen - Napoli (2 - 0)'13-01-11 Bahrain - Qatar (1 - 0)'13-01-06 Saudi Arabia - Iraq (0 - 2)'12-11-20 Benfica - Celtic (2 - 1)'12-10-24 Dortmund - Real Madrid (2 - 1)'12-10-12 Russia - Portugal (1 - 0)'12-10-03 Anderlecht - Malaga (0 - 3)'12-08-28 Kiryat Shmona - BATE (1 - 1)'12-08-15 Sweden - Brazil (0 - 3)'12-06-19 England - Ukraine (1 - 0)'12-06-10 Spain - Italy (1 - 1)'12-04-25 Real Madrid - Bayern Munich (2 - 1)'12-03-15 Schalke 04 - Twente (4 - 1)'12-02-29 Romania - Uruguay (1 - 1)'12-02-15 AC Milan - Arsenal (4 - 0)'11-11-23 Leverkusen - Chelsea F.C. (2 - 1)'11-11-11 Estonia - Ireland (0 - 4)'11-10-18 Basel - Benfica (0 - 2)'11-09-27 Bayern Munich - Manchester City (2 - 0)'11-09-02 Belarus - Bosnia-Herzegovina (0 - 2)'11-08-23 APOEL - Wisla Krakow (3 - 1)'11-08-10 Germany - Brazil (3 - 2)'11-05-28 Barcelona - Manchester United (3 - 1)'11-04-14 Spartak Moskva - Porto (2 - 5)'11-03-25 Spain - Czech Republic (2 - 1)'11-02-23 Internazionale - Bayern Munich (0 - 1)'10-11-23 Braga - Arsenal (2 - 0)'10-11-17 Netherlands - Turkey (1 - 0)'10-11-02 Tottenham Hotspur - Internazionale (3 - 1)'10-09-29 Valencia - Manchester United (0 - 1)'10-09-03 England - Bulgaria (4 - 0)'10-08-24 Sampdoria - Werder Bremen (3 - 2)'10-07-07 Germany - Spain (0 - 1)• '10-06-26 USA - Ghana (1 - 2)'10-06-22 Mexico - Uruguay (0 - 1)'10-06-15 Brazil - Korea DPR (2 - 1)'10-04-08 Wolfsburg - Fulham (0 - 1)'10-03-16 Sevilla FC - CSKA Moskva (1 - 2)'09-12-09 VfB Stuttgart - Unirea Urziceni (3 - 1)'09-11-08 Switzerland u17 - Italy u17 (2 - 1)'09-10-29 Uruguay u17 - Algeria u17 (2 - 0)'09-10-26 Spain u17 - USA u17 (2 - 1)'09-10-10 Bahrain - New Zealand (0 - 0)'09-10-10 Bahrain - New Zealand (0 - 0)'09-09-30 Manchester United - Wolfsburg (2 - 1)'09-09-16 Olympiakos - AZ (1 - 0)'09-09-09 Belarus - Ukraine (0 - 0)'09-08-18 Sporting - Fiorentina (2 - 2)'09-03-12 Hamburger SV - Galatasaray (1 - 1)'09-02-11 Austria - Sweden (0 - 2)'08-11-25 Fiorentina - Lyon (1 - 2)'08-11-04 Werder Bremen - Panathinaikos (0 - 3)'08-09-30 Villarreal - Celtic (1 - 0)'08-09-10 Finland - Germany (3 - 3)'08-08-23 Nigeria OT - Argentina OT (0 - 1)'08-08-10 Argentina OT - Australia OT (1 - 0)'08-03-12 Getafe - Benfica (1 - 0)'07-12-12 Slavia - Sevilla FC (0 - 3)'07-10-23 Dynamo Kyiv - Manchester United (2 - 4)'07-10-17 France - Lithuania (2 - 0)'07-09-20 Aris Thessaloniki - Real Zaragoza (1 - 0)'07-08-22 Finland - Kazakhstan (2 - 1)'07-08-14 Benfica - Kobenhavn (2 - 1)'07-07-06 Argentina u20 - Korea DPR u20 (1 - 0)'07-07-03 Brazil u20 - Korea Republic u20 (3 - 2)'07-06-12 Mexico u20 - Congo DR u20 (3 - 0)'07-06-02 Estonia - Croatia (0 - 1)'07-03-08 Sevilla FC - Shakhtar (2 - 2)'06-11-30 Wisla Krakow - Basel (3 - 1)'06-10-11 Belarus - Slovenia (4 - 2)
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Other Encounters

Eminently sensible

FIFA WC 2010 round of 16:
USA - Ghana, 1 - 2. Royal Bafokeng, Rustenburg / Phokeng, South Africa, 2010-06-26

When I first saw Viktor Kassai referee I was not very impressed; he was fussy, had poor positioning and his foul detection left a lot to be desired. Since then he has improved remarkably and is now one of the most promising younger officials alongside Irmatov. In this match he displayed all of the key qualities you could hope for in a referee: accuracy, confidence without being officious, excellent fitness, fair communication.

Key moment
The biggest moment of the match was the penalty for the USA in the 62nd minute. Dempsey was mown down in the box by a clumsy challenge from Jonathan Mensah and Kassai was in an excellent position to award the penalty kick. He also booked Mensah, which was again the correct decision because the challenge was cynical and reckless; there was no obvious goal-scoring opportunity so a red card would have been wrong. The confidence of his body language in pointing to the spot was surely part of the reason that Ghanaian protests were minimal, along with it being such a stonewall penalty.

Communication
Kassai is one of the few referees in this tournament who actually communicates with the players by speaking to them, not simply using his whistle and hand gestures. He seems perfectly willing to explain a decision, or to step in a cool a player down before he does something rash. Being proactive in this way has paid dividends for Kassai and he appears to be awarded a good deal of respect by the players.

Other decisions
He allowed a bit of contact and kept the game flowing. In a match that had extra time as well he only brought it to a halt for 28 free kicks, which is fewer than most refs have been awarding in the standard 90 minutes. However, some of these fouls were a bit soft in comparison to others that he let go. In addition to Mensah four others were all correctly booked and no other cards were warranted. As Ghana tried to waste time at the end he was fairly proactive in speeding them up, and he correctly added on 3 minutes after the second part of extra time - I'm sure you can think of many a referee who would have just given the standard 1 minute there. I cannot remember the assistants getting any calls wrong. So at last a match in which the Americans can have no cause for complaint about the man in black (or aqua blue, as Kassai was sporting tonight)

From our reporter: padre