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Frappart becomes the first female referee in a men’s World Cup match

Frappart becomes the first female referee in a men’s World Cup match

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FILE – Referee Stephanie Frappart gestures during the Euro 2022 Women’s Group B soccer match between Germany and Spain at Brentford Community Stadium in London, England, Tuesday, July 12, 2022.Alessandra Tarantino/AP

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — France’s Stephanie Frappart made soccer history Tuesday as the first woman to officiate a men’s World Cup match when she took the field as the fourth official for the Mexico-Poland game.

Frappart, Japan’s Yamashita Yoshimi and Rwanda’s Salima Mukansanga are the first women selected as referees for soccer’s biggest tournament. They were among the 36 total referees at the Qatar tournament.

Brazil’s Neuza Back, Mexico’s Karen Diaz Medina and America’s Kathryn Nesbitt are among the 69 assistant referees at the World Cup.

Frappart has already worked on men’s matches in World Cup and Champions League qualifying. He also managed the 2019 Women’s World Cup Final and refereed this year’s Men’s French Cup Final.

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