The French whistled the Netherlands’ 2-0 victory against Latvia. “Stephanie Frappart is writing more history,” tweeted the world association FIFA and congratulated the 37-year-old. Among other things, Frappart had led the women’s World Cup final in 2019 as well as games in the Champions League and the men’s Europa League.
This Sunday, the next woman will follow as the game director of a World Cup qualifier: The Ukrainian Kateryna Monsul has been scheduled for the game between Austria and the Faroe Islands in Vienna. Among other things, the 39-year-old was a referee at the 2015 Women’s World Cup final. “You have worked very hard over the past few years and these appointments are recognition of the good work you have done,” said the head of the FIFA Referees Committee , Pierluigi Collina (Italy).
Recently, women had increasingly celebrated premieres at international men’s games. The Brazilian Edina Alves Batista and her assistants Neuza Back and Mariana de Almeida were used at the most recent Club World Cup in Qatar. In the CONCACAF zone last Wednesday, the Mexicans Karen Díaz Medina acted as assistant referee and Francia González as fourth official in the match between Suriname and the Cayman Islands.
Stand: 27.03.2021, 20:11
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