Viktor Kassai matches

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Date
2010-07-07
Match
Germany-Spain
 
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Result
0 - 1
Referee decisions
Yellow
0 - 0
Red
0 - 0
Penalty
0 - 0
Referee assessment
 
this match
overall
Reporters:
7.1
7.3
Members:
8.1
7.9
 
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8.0
Control: No big problems
5.0
Calls: Poor: penalty, ignored fouls, no booking...
6.0
Neutrality: Spain looked slightly favored
6.0
Style: During moments, inadequate
6.3
General assessment
 
Reports for this match (77)
1) report by Myacis
9.0
Control: no trouble
8.0
Calls: some small mistakes, but gen. good
8.0
Neutrality: fair performance
9.0
Style: relaxed, cool, without a sign of weakness
8.5
General assessment
Look it is very important for the player to reserve the possibility to play in the FINAL. He understood it and did not want to ban somebody for stupidity. Fair statement, we should have more such judges...
Viktor Kassai matches
'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)'06-09-28 Austria Kärnten - Livorno (0 - 1)'06-09-14 Hertha BSC - OB (2 - 2)'06-09-06 Croatia u21 - Ukraine u21 (1 - 2)'06-08-02 Siroki Brijeg - Hearts (0 - 0)'05-11-30 Maccabi Petach-Tikva - Lokomotiv Moskva (0 - 4)'05-10-17 Greece u19 - Germany u19 (2 - 3)'05-10-14 Netherlands u19 - Greece u19 (2 - 3)
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Other Encounters

It happened again

FIFA WC 2010 1/2 finals:
Germany - Spain, 0 - 1. Durban, Durban, South Africa, 2010-07-07

It happened again: a referee who had done well during his previous World Cup matches, now facing a decisive game; like Irmatov yesterday, Kassai couldn´t keep up to his own level in what was probably the most important match of his career. Once, again during this tournament, his assistants did an important effort in order to damage his performance.

Kassai style
Kassai, undoubtedly has a relaxed, talkative refereeing style. This is usually good, as it avoids excessive whistling, silly bookings, and means that the referee can control the match without showing desperation or nervousness. But it doesn´t mean the referee has to do his job just by warning players or making gestures instead of booking. For example: during the 1st half, Ramos gave a hard stomp on an opponent... in that kind of situation, the "talkative" referee becomes redundant, and a booking needs to be used. Again, it's a matter of justice.

Cards?
Kassai didn´t loose control during a match of this magnitude, that´s important. But both Germans and Spanish helped: there weren´t any skirmishes or violent actions. I have also to say that he looked determined to book nobody: however, despite being a quiet match, he should have shown 2 or 3 yellow cards, maybe 4. No more, but neither less, than that.

Penalty !
Kassai didn´t award a clear penalty to the Germans. It happened at the end of the 1st half, when Özil was clearly tripped by Sergio Ramos. The Spanish didn´t intend to kick the German, but this doesn´t matter here: what matters is that Özil couldn´t dominate the ball - and, perhaps, he couldn´t hit it - because of Ramos' foul. Kassai was well located but didn´t see it... or didn´t want to whistle.

The Spanish machine
All in all... Spain deserved the victory. It has been a long time since I last saw such a great football and footballers... Iniesta, Xabi Alonso, Xavi and Villa know each other as if they were brothers. Puyol and Ramos are great defenders and also know how to attack. Behind them, in case, is Casillas, a great goalie... Germany were a far cry from the team crushed England and Argentina. But against this Spain, it´s difficult to find a reproach for anything.

Webb?
Next Sunday we´ll be having a new World Champion. With Germany and Uruguay out of the final, we´ll probably see Howard Webb refereeing the last and most important match of the tournament.

From our reporter: Sheriff