Stephanie Frappart to make history as the first woman referee in men’s World Cup game

Stephanie Frappart
Stephanie Frappart is set to become the first woman referee in a men's World Cup game when she takes charge of Thursday's game between Germany and Costa Rica.

Interestingly, the Frenchwoman is joined by two other women as assistant referees Neuza Back of Brazil and Mexico’s Karen Diaz Medina.

Kathryn Nesbitt of the United States is set to be the offside specialist in the video review team for the match in Al Bayt Stadium.

Salima Mukansanga of Rwanda and Yoshimi Yamashita of Japan are two other women set to referee games at the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

The 38-year-old Stephanie Frappart was in charge of World Cup qualifying games and the UEFA Champions League. In addition to this, she was previously picked as a fourth official.

Stephanie Frappart was also in charge of the 2019 Women’s FIFA World Cup final which was hosted by France.

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