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World Cup 2022: Stephanie Frappart is set to make history as the first female referee in a men’s game

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Wednesday 30 November 2022 11:52 am

Doha, Qatar — French referee Stéphanie Frappart will turn out to be the primary girl to officiate a males’s World Cup match when she officiates Germany towards Costa Rica in Qatar on Thursday.

FIFA has additionally chosen two ladies as Frappart’s assistants – Brazil’s Neuza Again and Mexican Karen Diaz Medina – to finish an all-female refereeing crew on the pitch.

Kathryn Nesbitt from the USA, a fourth match official appointed by FIFA for this World Cup, will even work at Al Bayt Stadium as an offside specialist on the video overview crew. Two different ladies, Rwanda’s Salima Mukansanga and Japan’s Yoshimi Yamashita, are additionally on FIFA’s listing to officiate matches in Qatar.

FIFA made the historic dates for the 44th of the 64 matches to be performed in Qatar.

Frappart was beforehand chosen for fourth official duties.

The 38-year-old Frenchwoman has been promoted in males’s soccer by European soccer physique UEFA and in her house nation.

She has refereed the boys’s World Cup qualifying and Champions League matches, in addition to this 12 months’s males’s French Cup remaining. She additionally officiated the ultimate of the 2019 Ladies’s World Cup for FIFA.

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