An All-Female Refereeing Trio Led By Stéphanie Frappart To Officiate A World Cup Game For The First Time In History.

An all-female refereeing trio are set to take charge of a men’s FIFA World Cup match for the first time in 92-years history. 

French referee Stéphanie Frappart has been appointed to officiate the game between Costa Rica vs Germany at the Al Bayt Stadium on Thursday. 

This would be the first ever men's World Cup game to be officiated by a female referee.

Stéphanie Frappart will make history, as she would be be joined by assistants Neuza Back from Brazil, Karen Diaz Medina from Mexico and Said MARTINEZ from Honduras in overseeing the decisive Group E encounter.

Frappart had become the first female official at a men's World Cup match when she was named the fourth official for Tuesday's Group C clash between Mexico and Poland at 974 Stadium.

The 38-year-old, was one of three women alongside Salima Mukansanga of Rwanda and Yamashita Yoshimi of Japan to be included on the list of referees for the World Cup in Qatar -- the first time female referees will feature at the FIFA'S world biggest sporting event.

Frappart has broken new ground before as a female referee. She became the first woman to referee a men's Champions League game in 2020 when she took charge of Juventus' match against Dynamo Kyiv.

She has also taken charge of games in the French Ligue 1, the Europa League, men's World Cup qualifying and the UEFA Supercup final between Chelsea and Liverpool in 2019.

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