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István Kovács
« on: Tue 04 May 2021 19:39 »
I have an interview arranged with István for Hungarian media.  Should be happening in a week to 10 days time.  We're in the process of agreeing the best time at the moment & are going for after the season but pre- Euro 2021 prep being in full flow!

Does anyone have any questions they would like put to him?  I have a fair few available ready but happy to add in a few extra!  If so add them here or PM me.  I can't guarantee they will be asked or answered but they'll go on the list at least!
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Re: István Kovács
« Reply #1 on: Wed 05 May 2021 13:27 »
I have an interview arranged with István for Hungarian media.  Should be happening in a week to 10 days time.  We're in the process of agreeing the best time at the moment & are going for after the season but pre- Euro 2021 prep being in full flow!

Does anyone have any questions they would like put to him?  I have a fair few available ready but happy to add in a few extra!  If so add them here or PM me.  I can't guarantee they will be asked or answered but they'll go on the list at least!

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Re: István Kovács
« Reply #2 on: Wed 05 May 2021 19:26 »
"An interesting evening all round at

Wednesday 3rd August 2016
Champions League 3rd Qualifying Round
Celtic 2 v 1 FC Astana
István Kovács (Romania); Vasile Florin Marinescu, Mihai Ovidiu Artene. 4thers Pavel Cristian Balaj


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. At the end of the match AR2 made the slight error of heading to collect the ball, rather than straight to his boss, who for a moment was left to face the wrath of a few Astana players alone. The arrival of a Celtic player to shake their (and his) hands helped the situation as did the arrival of a track-suited figure, perhaps an Astana coach, who shepherded the players away. Eventually Mr Kovács received handshakes from the Celtic players and a number of Astana players too, but then there was a curious stand off, with two Astana players standing apart a dozen metres away from the two officials, with the track-suited gentleman covering the gap between them. A couple of times the officials took a step towards the tunnel, but thought better of it, but they did eventually make their exit. The two Astana players stayed for rather longer, but have probably gone home by now."


Does he recall this incident, which looked potentially quite menacing - though ultimately there was no aggression - and was he surprised at Celtic's failure to provide bodyguards to escort the officials from the pitch?
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« Reply #3 on: Wed 05 May 2021 22:44 »
Love this JCFC - great question
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Re: István Kovács
« Reply #4 on: Mon 12 Jul 2021 12:32 »
"An interesting evening all round at

Wednesday 3rd August 2016
Champions League 3rd Qualifying Round
Celtic 2 v 1 FC Astana
István Kovács (Romania); Vasile Florin Marinescu, Mihai Ovidiu Artene. 4thers Pavel Cristian Balaj


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. At the end of the match AR2 made the slight error of heading to collect the ball, rather than straight to his boss, who for a moment was left to face the wrath of a few Astana players alone. The arrival of a Celtic player to shake their (and his) hands helped the situation as did the arrival of a track-suited figure, perhaps an Astana coach, who shepherded the players away. Eventually Mr Kovács received handshakes from the Celtic players and a number of Astana players too, but then there was a curious stand off, with two Astana players standing apart a dozen metres away from the two officials, with the track-suited gentleman covering the gap between them. A couple of times the officials took a step towards the tunnel, but thought better of it, but they did eventually make their exit. The two Astana players stayed for rather longer, but have probably gone home by now."


Does he recall this incident, which looked potentially quite menacing - though ultimately there was no aggression - and was he surprised at Celtic's failure to provide bodyguards to escort the officials from the pitch?

Answer was vaguely and a grin!
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Re: István Kovács
« Reply #5 on: Mon 12 Jul 2021 12:39 »
Interview with István now up: https://www.hungarianfootball.com/2021/07/12/an-interview-with-fifa-referee-istvan-kovacs/

Mr Rossetti asked for no interviews to be done until after the Euros so we delayed it until this weekend. The advantage with that has been that he has given an insight into the preparation for the Euros and a bit about what goes on in the team ref camp during the tournament.

He's lovely. 
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Re: István Kovács
« Reply #6 on: Mon 12 Jul 2021 16:12 »
Excellent read. A few interesting things about Euro preparation. I love the special mention to Kyros Vassaras and his work.
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« Reply #7 on: Mon 12 Jul 2021 17:39 »
He clearly respects Kyros very much, his eyes light up when he talks about the influence and effect he has had on him. If anyone can bring out the very best in him it will be Kyros.  I don't think it will be that long before he overtakes Hategan & is considered the #1 there.
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