He has never judged the Norwegian national team, but Lars Lagerbäck had him as a referee in a 2-0 victory over only Cyprus in the World Championship qualification in 2013. That's when he was Iceland's national team.
Vád is the third-generation football judge. Both father and grandfather were famous judges, and they also called Istvan Vád.
He has been FIFA judge since 2007. Among the first matches he considered was the UEFA Cup match between Vålerenga and Ekranas year that gave the Norwegian 6-0 victory.
He also judged Molde against Steaua Bucuresti in European League 2012 when the Romanian club won 2-1. Of the players in the Norwegian soldier Martin Linnes played that time.
Vád was former fourth in the Chief Executive Officer Viktor Kassai and played the role of, among other things, the championship match between Barcelona and Manchester United in Wembley 2011. The following year they were in the EM final but were sent home after cheating Ukraine to make a point against England .
Norway will be group prizes in the national league and move on to the B-section if the outcome against Cyprus is at least as good as Bulgaria's performance against Slovenia that night.