News

First ever all-female referee team to take charge as 2022 World Cup makes history

Given some of the off-field discussions surrounding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, it is maybe ironic that Stephanie Frappart, Neuza Back and Karen Diaz have been named to officiate the Costa Rica-Germany Group E match on Thursday. With this they become the first all-female refereeing team for a men’s World Cup match, FIFA announced on Tuesday.

History is set to be made on Thursday! 🤩

There will be an all-female refereeing trio taking charge for the first time at a men’s #FIFAWorldCup in the match between Costa Rica and Germany.

Referee Stéphanie Frappart will be joined by assistants Neuza Back and Karen Diaz. 👏 pic.twitter.com/fgHfh2DICK

— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) November 30, 2022

Women in control of Costa Rica vs Germany

Frappart, who was the fourth official for Poland’s Group C match against Mexico last week, will be the main referee, marking another milestone after becoming the first female to officiate at a men’s World Cup qualifier in March and a Champions League match in 2020.

Assisting the 38-year-old Frenchwoman will be Brazilian Neuza and Mexican Diaz.

Fellow female referees Salima Mukansanga of Rwanda and Yamashita Yoshimi of Japan are also involved at the Qatar World Cup.

Source link

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button
%d bloggers like this: