French-born Stephanie Frappart will become the first female referee in a World Cup game. FIFA made the announcement on social media. Twitter.
She will act as the chief referee for the match of the third round of the group stage between the teams of Germany and Costa Rica. The game will take place on December 1 at the El Bayt stadium. She will be assisted by linesmen Karen Diaz and Neuza Back.
Previously, Frappar refereeed the UEFA Super Cup match between Liverpool and Chelsea. This allowed her to become the first woman in the history of world football to act as a referee at a game in a major UEFA tournament.