French referee Stephanie Frappart became the first woman to officiate a FIFA World Cup men’s match-Zamkuwire
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French referee Stephanie Frappart became the first woman to officiate a FIFA World Cup men’s match Thursday.
Frappart, 38, is assisted in the Costa Rica and Germany match by two female officials — Brazil’s Neuza Back and Karen Diaz from Mexico.
FIFA assigned the all-female trio to the Group E match on Tuesday at Al Bayt Stadium.
Frappart was also the first woman to referee a French top-tier Ligue 1 and UEFA Champions League match.
She was the referee at the 2019 UEFA Super Cup title match between Liverpool and Chelsea. Liverpool beat Chelsea 5-4 on penalties to win the Super Cup at Istanbul’s Vodafone Park Stadium.