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Referee Frappart makes history as first lady to officiate men’s World Cup game (History is set to be made on Thursday!)

There will be an all-female refereeing trio taking charge for the first time at a men’s #FIFAWorldCup  in the match between Costa Rica and Germany.

Referee Stéphanie Frappart will be joined by assistants Neuza Back and Karen Diaz. 

Stephanie Frappart of France will become the first woman to referee a men’s World Cup game in the match between Costa Rica and Germany.
History will be made when Costa Rica face Germany on 1 December 2022 at the Al Bayt Stadium when Stephanie Frappart becomes the first woman
in the history of the World Cup to referee a finals match in the men’s tournament.

Asistant refree

However, it will not be the first time the 38-year-old French referee has written her name into football history. Frappart was also the first

The men’s World Cup is the most important sporting competition in the world. I was the first referee in France and in Europe, so I know how to
deal with it,” she said.

Before the World Cup, Pierluigi Collina, chairman of the FIFA Referees Committee, said of the three female referees at the World Cup: “They were
not selected because they are women, but as FIFA referees. “They could officiate any game.”



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