Doha, Qatar — French referee Stéphanie Frappart will become the first woman to officiate a men’s World Cup match when she officiates Germany against Costa Rica in Qatar on Thursday.
FIFA has also selected two women as Frappart’s assistants – Brazil’s Neuza Back and Mexican Karen Diaz Medina – to complete an all-female refereeing team on the pitch.
Kathryn Nesbitt from the USA, a fourth match official appointed by FIFA for this World Cup, will also work at Al Bayt Stadium as an offside specialist on the video review team. Two other women, Rwanda’s Salima Mukansanga and Japan’s Yoshimi Yamashita, are also on FIFA’s list to officiate matches in Qatar.
FIFA made the historic dates for the 44th of the 64 matches to be played in Qatar.
Frappart was previously selected for fourth official duties.
The 38-year-old Frenchwoman has been promoted in men’s football by European football body UEFA and in her home country.
She has refereed the men’s World Cup qualifying and Champions League matches, as well as this year’s men’s French Cup final. She also officiated the final of the 2019 Women’s World Cup for FIFA.
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