With the Mexican Karen Díaz at the head, historic designation of six referees for the Qatar 2022 World Cup

With the Mexican Karen Díaz at the head, historic designation of six referees for the Qatar 2022 World Cup

For the first time in the history of a men’s World Cup, several referees were summoned for the tournament to be held in Qatar and the Mexican Karen Díaz was summoned.

the french Stephanie Frappart, the rwandan salima mukasanga and the Japanese yoshimi yamashitawith the Brazilian attendees Neuza Backmexican Karen Diaz Medina and the American kathryn nesbitt, will make history in Qatar 2022because it will be the first time that there are female referees in a world Cup masculine, according to the list of members announced by the fifa

Frapparte, 38 years old and international since 2011, she is the most reputable and recognized collegiate. After directing the biggest women’s tournaments, including World Cup finals, in 2019 she became the first woman to referee the men’s Super Cup final (Liverpool-Chelsea) and in 2020 she was the first to lead a meeting of the Champions League (Juventus vs Dynamo Kyiv)

She was also the first female referee in a men’s European Championship match to be appointed as the Dutchman’s assistant. Danny Makkelie in it Turkey-Italy which opened the tournament.

when you find it She was the first woman to lead a party africa cup this year (Zimbabwe-Guinea) after being the fourth referee for the match Guinea-Malawi, Y yashita directed this April the meeting Melbourne City-Jeonnam Dragons of the Champions League Asian.

“We are pleased to be able to count for the first time in the history of the World Cup with the referees Stephanie Frappart (France), Salima Mukansanga (Rwanda) Y Yoshimi Yamashita (Japan)together with the assistants Neuza Back (Brazil), Karen Díaz Medina (Mexico) and Kathryn Nesbitt (United States). With these appointments, a long process that began several years ago with the appointment of female referees in male youth and absolute FIFA tournaments culminates,” said the Italian Pierluigi Hill, president of the FIFA Referees Committee.

“In this sense, we will not tire of repeating that what is important is quality and not gender,” warned the former referee, who pointed out that he hopes that “in the future, the fact that there are elite female referees in major men’s competitions will be understood as something normal and stop being news”.

“They deserve to be in the FIFA World Cup because his performance is consistently excellent, and that is the determining factor for us,” Collina said.


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