Frappart becomes first female official at men’s World Cup match

DOHA, Nov 22 (Reuters) – France’s Stephanie Frappart became the first woman to referee a men’s World Cup match when she was appointed as the fourth referee for Tuesday’s Group C clash between Mexico and Poland at the stadium 974.

Frappart, Salima Mukansanga of Rwanda and Yamashita Yoshimi of Japan were named among the tournament referees along with three female assistant referees at the world’s flagship event in Qatar.

Frappart was also the first woman to referee a Men’s Champions League match in 2020.

The 38-year-old has also refereed French Ligue 1 and second division Europa League matches.

Reporting by Manasi Pathak, editing by Ed Osmond

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