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Euro 2016: Hungary’s Viktor Kassai To Referee Tournament’s Opening Game On Friday

Tamás Székely 2016.06.08.

UEFA have announced that Viktor Kassai and his team shall officiate at the UEFA EURO 2016 opening match between hosts France and Romania this Friday. Kassai will be joined at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis by fellow Hungarians György Ring, Vencel Tóth, Tamás Bognár and Ádám Farkas, with the fourth-official duties being carried out by Björn Kuipers of the Netherlands.

This Hungarian referee debuted in the Hungarian first division (NB1) in 1999. Receiving his FIFA badge in 2003, Viktor Kassai immediately started refereeing UEFA Cup matches. As an UEFA Elite Category referee, he took charge of qualifiers for Euro 2008 and reached the group stage of the Champions League in 2007. Kassai’s career really took off when he got selected as 4th official for EURO 2008 and also for the Beijing Olympic Games (2008), where he got the final.

Viktor Kassai was also selected for the 2010 World Cup, where he took charge of 3 matches and a semi-final. A year later he was awarded the Champions League final, making him on of the most important referees in Europe. He also handled matches at Euro 2012 and is also about in the 2013 Champions League.

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