France’s Stephanie Frappart to become first female referee at men’s FIFA World Cup match

France's Stephanie Frappart to become first female referee at men's FIFA World Cup match

Al Khor [Qatar]: History will be made when Germany face Costa Rica on December 1 at the Al Bayt Stadium when France’s Stephanie Frappart will become the first female in the history of the FIFA World Cup to referee a finals match in the men’s tournament.
Frappart, who will certainly be the initial lady to referee a males’s World Cup match, will certainly be joined by aide referees Neuza Rear of Brazil as well as Mexico’s Karen Diaz Medina for the critical Team E video game on Thursday, Fifa announced on Tuesday. Nonetheless, it will not be the first time the 38-year-old French umpire has actually composed her name into football history. Frappart was additionally the initial female to referee a Ligue 1 and UEFA Champions League video game.
” The men’s World Cup is one of the most essential showing off competition on the planet. I was the initial umpire in France as well as in Europe, so I recognize exactly how to handle it,” Frappart said in an official statement released by
Before the World Cup, Pierluigi Collina, chairman of the FIFA Referees Board, said of the 3 women umpires at the World Cup: “They were not selected since they are ladies yet as FIFA referees. They could officiate any video game.”

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