It will be the French Stephanie Frapart first wife To referee a men’s World Cup match in the match between Germany and Costa Rica on Thursday 1 December. The Frenchwoman is one of three women selected from among thirty-six field referees for the World Cup, along with Rwanda’s Salima Mukansanga and Japan’s Yoshimi Yamashita. Three more are on the assistant’s assistant list.
world 2022 In Qatar is a logical continuation of meteoric rise What does the career of Stephanie Frappart, 38, know. The first female referee in the French second division in 2014, then in the men’s first division in 2019, in the European Super Cup in August 2019, then in the Champions League, and in the French Cup final, on May 7. As FIFA announced on Tuesday 29 November, they will continue to write history on Thursday at the home stadium.
from now on Well established in the French landscape and European arbitrator, she had served as the fourth arbitrator arbitrator During two meetings in the group stage of the 2022 World Cup: Mexico – Poland and Portugal – Ghana. Until then, she had to be content with refereeing world matches in… FIFA video gameincluded in its latest version. Waiting to catch up with virtual reality on Thursday, for the first time in history.
“It is a real pleasure and honor for us women to work with men. for the success of the World Cup“They have been sneaking high performances for several years,” Salima Mukansanga recalled at the start of the World Cup, greeted Italian refereeing legend Pierluigi Collina at the start of the tournament.
“for us, They are the only official rulers. And this is the message I addressed to them: ‘You are not here because you are women, you are here because you are rulers in FIFAThe Chairman of the World Body Referees Committee added.
In the footsteps of pioneer Bibiana Steinhaus
Their appointment is a consequenceA long process that started several years ago, which started with appointing women to some of FIFA’s senior and youth competitions,” added the head of the Referees Committee, expressing his hope that “in the future, the presence of women referees in men’s competitions at a high level (will) be seen as a norm.” And not the exception.”
In the major leagues, he was the major German Bibiana Steinhausthe first referee in the Bundesliga between 2017 and 2021. In September 2017, at the whistle of Hertha Berlin Werder Bremen, she became the first woman in football history to officiate a match in the first professional league in Europe.
Presence of women in managing matches It’s still exceptionalEven at an amateur level. For example, in France there are only a thousand of them, ie 4% of the ruling shareAccording to the figures of the French Football Federation. Stephanie Frappart’s rise is the culmination of a campaign launched by the French Football Federation in January 2019, a plan to professionalize elite referees.
The latter provides for “increasing available human and material resources Female employeesAnd to enhance their preparation, as well as to develop a system of compensation, in order to provide them with the best conditions for the practice of arbitration.