First All-Female Crew to Referee at FIFA World Cup

BARRIO – We absolutely love this. French referee Stephanie Frappart will become the first woman to take charge of a men’s World Cup game when she referees Germany vs. Costa Rica tomorrow in Qatar.

FIFA also picked two women as assistants to Frappart; Neuza Back of Brazil and Mexico’s Karen Diaz Medina…. VAMOS

A fourth woman match official FIFA picked for this World Cup, Kathryn Nesbitt of the United States, will also be working at the Al Bayt Stadium as the offside specialist in the video review team. Two other women, Salima Mukansanga of Rwanda and Yoshimi Yamashita of Japan, are also on the FIFA list to referee games in Qatar.

Who Run the World… GIRLS!!!

FIFA made the historic appointments for the 44th of the 64 games being played in Qatar.

38-year-old Frappart has been promoted in the men’s game by European soccer body UEFA and in her home country.

She was refereed men’s games in World Cup qualifying and the Champions League, and this year’s men’s French Cup final. She also took charge of the 2019 Women’s World Cup final for FIFA.


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