FIFA selects the first trio of women to serve as World Cup referees for Germany-Costa Rica

  • 30-November-2022

FIFA announced on Tuesday that Stephanie Frappart, Neuza Back, and Karen Diaz have been selected to oversee the Costa Rica-Germany Group E match on Thursday, making them the first all-women refereeing team for a men's World Cup match.

After becoming the first woman to officiate at a men's World Cup qualifier in March and a Champions League match in 2020, Frappart, who was the fourth official for the Poland-Mexico Group C match last week, will be the primary referee.

As assistants, the Frenchwoman, who is 38 years old, will be joined by Brazilian Neuza and Mexican Diaz.

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

Additionally, Frappart has been in charge of Ligue 1, Europa League, men's World Cup qualifying, and the 2019 UEFA Supercup final between Chelsea and Liverpool.

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