Frappart is the first female referee to whistle a World Cup match
France’s Stephanie Frappart will be the first woman to officiate a men’s World Cup match. Fifa appointed Frappart for Thursday’s group match between Costa Rica and Germany. The 38-year-old Frenchwoman is one of three referees selected for the World Cup. The other two are Salima Mukansanga of Rwanda and Yoshimi Yamashita of Japan.
Right now, the three women were only the fourth in charge along the line. He raised the question of whether FIFA wanted them to officiate matches in Qatar. On Tuesday, FIFA announced the appointment of Frappart to Costa Rica – Germany. Both countries still have a chance to qualify for their eighth World Cup.
At the end of 2020, Frappart was already the first woman to officiate a match in the men’s Champions League. She was also allowed to blow the whistle for a UEFA Super Cup match and the French Cup final. Last year, Frapart was the referee in the Orange World Cup qualifier against Latvia. The Frenchwoman was responsible for the final match between the Netherlands and the United States (0-2) in the 2019 Women’s World Cup.
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