FIFA World Cup 2022:
Stéphanie Frappart, one of the referees chosen for the World Cup

FIFA has confirmed that female referees are to officiate at a men’s World Cup for the first time.

Iran PressEurope: Female referees are to officiate at a men’s World Cup for the first time, FIFA has confirmed, with three female assistant referees joining them. In a breakthrough for gender equality within football, Stéphanie Frappart of France, Rwanda’s Salima Mukansanga, and Yoshimi Yamashita of Japan have been included on the list of 36 referees who will take the field in Qatar.

The trio will be joined by Neuza Back of Brazil, Mexico’s Karen Díaz Medina, and Kathryn Nesbitt from the United States, who form part of the 69-strong list of assistant referees. It is a first for any major men’s tournament.

The Qatar World Championships will be held from November 21 to December 18, 2022. 


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