World Cup Qatar 2022: The First Woman To Officiate In A Men's FIFA World Cup Match
In December, a woman will become the first to officiate a men's FIFA World Cup match when Stephanie Frappart is scheduled to do so in Costa Rica vs. Germany.
France will have three female referees in the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, alongside Japan's Yoshimi Yamashita and Rwanda's Salima Mukansanga.
"The biggest sporting event in the world is the World Cup. I was the first official to officiate in France and Europe, so I know what goes with it," she said.
In 2021, France's Myriam Frappart became the first female to referee a men's World Cup qualifying match.
She became the first woman to referee a Ligue 1 and UEFA Champions League game, and she also officiated a crucial Group E encounter in Costa Rica vs. Germany.
Germany will enter the 2014 World Cup with hopes resting on its shoulders.
They have been stunned twice and pushed to a draw in their first two matches, so they need a win to advance out of the group stage for the first time.
Spain and Japan are up against each other in the tournament group stages. Whoever comes out on top will be a strong competitor, but the victor has yet to be decided.