Written by Staff Writer
02 Dec, 2022 | 4:27 am
COLOMBO (News 1st) – An all-female refereeing team has taken charge of a men's game in a World Cup as Costa Rica face Germany in their Group E decider.
Stephanie Frappart was the on-field ref for the match, and is the first woman to referee in a men's World Cup game.
She appeared as a fourth official for Mexico's 0-0 draw against Poland earlier in the tournament.
Frappart became the first woman to officiate men's Ligue 1 and Champions League matches, and reffed a World Cup qualification game between the Netherlands and Latvia in 2021.
Mexican Karen Diaz Medina and Brazilian Neuza Back are her assistant referees.
Three female referees are on FIFA's 36-person roster for the World Cup finals, with Japan's Yoshimi Yamashita and Rwanda's Salima Mukansanga still waiting to referee at the tournament.
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