France's Stephanie Frappart to become first female referee at men's World Cup match

France's Stephanie Frappart to become first female referee at men's World Cup match

France's Stephanie Frappart to become first female referee at men's World Cup match
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The World Cup match between Germany and Costa Rica on Thursday, which will be officiated by Stephanie Frappart, will mark the first time a woman has refereed a match at a men's World Cup, according to a FIFA announcement on Tuesday.
Three female referees, including France's Frappart, Salima Mukansanga of Rwanda, and Yoshimi Yamashita of Japan, were chosen from among the 36 to work the event in Qatar.

Three additional female officials are serving as assistance referees at the World Cup.

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