Hungarian referee wrestled with Neymar – VIDEO
After Neymar fractured his foot, he was ruled out for up to 3 months. Now the Paris Saint-Germain superstar is back and he quickly scored a goal in a 2-0 win over Croatia on June 3rd. Now he just scored his 55th international goal in a 3-0 win against Austria. It looks like he has fully recovered from his injuries.
Hungarian referee Sándor Andó-Szabó managed to do something the whole Austrian team was struggling with, index.hu reports. At the football match, Andó-Szabó literally picked Neymar off the field. As it happened, Neymar, after getting checked out by the medical staff, wanted to get back on the field without permission. Andó-Szabó, the fourth referee, was paying close attention and grabbed him to keep him off the grass.
No matter how hard he was struggling and squirming in the referees grasp, Neymar could not get away.
Finally, Viktor Kassai motioned for the player that he could come back. It is quite good that he did, otherwise they would still be wrestling.
Kassai is the youngest man to referee the final of Europe’s elite club competition to date. He was 41 years old when he was chosen for the Championship League final between Barcelona and Manchester United. He is a highly rated referee, but, of course, not immune from bouts of controversy, which made the introduction of VAR technology a necessity.
By the way, in December 2016, Kassai became the first referee to award a penalty after viewing a video replay.
Andó-Szabó started his career as a referee at a very young age – at 16. He worked in Hungarian lower leagues since 2002, and since 2006 he has worked in strongest divisions. In 2009 he was named the Referee of the year in Hungary. Sándor has worked on the international level since 2010.
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