Stéphanie Frappart and Kateryna Monzul are officially the first women to lead the qualifying matches for the FIFA Men’s World Cup. Frappart will judge the match between the Netherlands and Latvia that will take place in Amsterdam on March 27, and Monzul between Austria and the Faroe Islands which will happen in Vienna on March 28.
Both women have already led some important matches in the men’s competitions, but now they will be refereeing in the World Cup qualifiers. This is a truly special occasion and the appreciation of their good work that can be proud of.
Over the past few years, Frappart has experienced many highlights in her career. For example, in 2019 she was honored to judge the final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup which was played between the United States and the Netherlands, which took place in her native France. In addition, she has got estimable practice while judging men’s matches at some continental competitions.
Monzul, in turn, judged the FIFA Women’s World Cup final which took place in Canada in 2015. She is also frequently selected for a European club and for some national competitions.
The selection of women to compete in the men’s World Cup qualifiers is an important step in the further development of women’s refereeing. FIFA will continue to support the development of female refereeing and the selection of women to men’s matches will soon become completely common.
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