FIFAFIRST WOMAN TO
REFEREE A LIGUE 1
Stephanie Frappart will take charge of a Ligue 1 match for the first time in French football history. she has since refereed at Ligue 2 level from 2014 and has overseen 13 matches in the men’s second tier this season as well as one French Cup tie. The French Football Federation (FFF) have assigned to take charge of the clash between Amiens and Strasbourg on Sunday.
She was also in charge of England’s semi-final defeat by the Netherlands in the 2017 Women’s European Championship.
“Fifa has invited the federations with a chosen referee for the World Women’s Cup, to prepare them under the best conditions for this high-level competition,” an FFF statement said.
“Their preparation, technical and athletic [ability] will be focused on the use of video assistance, which will be in function at this World Cup which begins on 7 June, when the hosts, France, take on South Korea.”