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History: first shortlist of referees in a World Cup match. A Mexican will be assistant judge

2022-11-29T21:09:46.405Z

Stephanie Frappart, Neuza Back and Mexico's Karen Díaz make up the first all-female refereeing team for a men's World Cup match.



Stephanie Frappart is the first woman to referee a World Cup match 1:56

(Reuters) --

Stephanie Frappart, Neuza Back and Karen Diaz make up the first all-female refereeing team for a men's World Cup match: they were named to take charge of the Group E match between Costa Rica and Germany on Thursday, FIFA announced on Tuesday.

Frappart, the fourth official in the Poland-Mexico Group C clash last week, will be the central referee.

She thus achieved another milestone after being the first woman to referee a men's World Cup qualifier in March and a Champions League match in 2020.

The 38-year-old Frenchwoman will be accompanied by the Brazilian Neuza and the Mexican Díaz as assistants.

Karen Díaz, the only Spanish-speaking referee at the World Cup, is from Aguascalientes, Mexico, she is 37 years old and made her debut as a professional judge in a duel between Pachuca and León in 2016. She has directed in Liga MX and in various youth men's competitions.

She is Karen Díaz, the Mexican referee who is going to the World Cup 1:06

Frappart is not a new figure in major competitions: he has been standing out in the world of arbitration for years and since 2019 he has led the ranking of the best referees in the world, according to the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS). .

In 2019, the Frenchwoman became the first woman to referee a men's final in European soccer, in a match between Liverpool and Chelsea.

Two years later, she was the first to occupy the main position in a UEFA World Cup qualifying match in Qatar.

The match she refereed was the Netherlands against Latvia in Amsterdam.

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The setting for this milestone in the history of football could hardly be more paradoxical: in Qatar women face numerous forms of discrimination based both in law and in practice.

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In this Muslim-majority country, women are still subject to the male guardianship system, so they must seek permission from their guardians (father, husband, brother, etc.) for important decisions such as getting married, traveling and studying abroad (up to the age of 25) and work in public employment, among others, according to Amnesty International.

Women must also request permission to access reproductive health treatment and basic gynecological check-ups such as Papanicolaou tests, among other multiple violations of their rights.

Salima Mukansanga from Rwanda and Yamashita Yoshimi from Japan are also participating in the Qatar tournament.

With information from Ángela Reyes and Elizabeth Pérez

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Source: cnnespanol

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