The first woman to referee a World Cup, Stephanie Frappart officiates Germany-Costa Rica

2022-11-29 21:43:21Sport SHKRUAR NGA REDAKSIA VOX
Stephanie Frappart will direct the challenge between Germany and Costa Rica

Stephanie Frappart made her debut in Qatar as the 4th referee, now she has been entrusted with the match between Costa Rica and Germany, which is played on Thursday. Another historic step for her, which is also the first woman to referee in the Champions League in 2020.

For the first time in the history of the World Cup, a female referee will officiate a match. She is the French Stephanie Frappart, who will judge Costa Rica-Germany. Frappart is one of three female referees, who are part of the group of 36 'whistleblowers' of Qatar 2022. None of them have refereed a match so far, but only the 4th referee.

Born in Val-d'Oise, on December 14, 1983, Frappart was an amateur soccer player. She started refereeing when she was 13 years old and never gave up. Director in the administrative department of the sports-leisure federation in Paris, Stephanie Frappart climbed the career ladder, first going to Ligue 2 and then to the main women's tournaments.

She began refereeing at the highest level of football in France, where she debuted in 2019. In 2020, she became the first woman to referee in the Champions League, specifically in the match between Juventus and Dynamo Kyiv.