The French Stéphanie Frappart will be the first woman to referee a match of the men's World Cup, Thursday (8:00 p.m.) at the al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor in Qatar, between Germany and Costa Rica, announced Tuesday Fifa.
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Stéphanie Frappart is one of the three women selected among the thirty-six field referees of this World Cup with the Rwandan Salima Mukansanga and the Japanese Yoshimi Yamashita.
Three others are on the linesman roster.
First female referee in the French second division (2014), then in the men's Ligue 1 (2019), in the European Supercup (August 2019), in the Champions League (December 2020) and in the final of the Coupe de France (May 7) , she will continue to make history on Thursday at al-Bayt Stadium.
It is a real pleasure and an honor for us women to work with the men for the success of the World Cup
”, reported Salima Mukansanga, Rwandan referee, also selected for the World Cup.
They have been performing high-flying performances for several years
,” praised the legend of refereeing, the Italian Pierluigi Collina, at the start of the tournament.