Zurich: For the first time, women will officiate at the 2022 Men’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
According to foreign media reports, FIFA has selected 6 women for its refereeing panel for the first time for the Men’s Football World Cup to be held in Qatar.
According to reports, France’s Stephanie Frapart, Rwanda’s Salima Makansanga, Japan’s Yoshimi Yamashita have been included in the 36-member men’s soccer World Cup referee squad, in addition to Brazil’s Newsback, Mexico’s Karen Diaz Medina and the United States’ Catherine Nesbat. The 69-member assistant referee squad will also perform at the event.
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FIFA chief referee Pierrelogie Colina says the women referees have been selected without regard to gender, and hopes that in the future, women match officials will be given the usual responsibilities for important men’s competitions.
On the other hand, the World Cup will be played in Qatar from November 21 to December 18 this year, in which women referees will be in action for the first time.
The first three female referees to be selected for a men’s FIFA World Cup pic.twitter.com/tnCS3zImSd
– FIFA World Cup (IFIFAWorldCup) May 19, 2022