Soccer-Qatar World Cup to feature female referees in first for tournament

19/5/2022 3:41:00 PM

Soccer-Qatar World Cup to feature female referees in first for tournament

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Soccer-Qatar World Cup to feature female referees in first for tournament

(Reuters) - Women referees will officiate matches at the men's World Cup for the first time in Qatar this year, the sport's governing body FIFA announced on Thursday.

Referees Stephanie Frappart from France, Salima Mukansanga from Rwanda and Japan's Yoshimi Yamashita, as well as assistant referees Neuza Back from Brazil, Karen Diaz Medina from Mexico and American Kathryn Nesbitt have all been called up.A total of 36 referees, 69 assistant referees and 24 video match officials have been chosen by FIFA for the tournament.

"This concludes a long process that began several years ago with the deployment of female referees at FIFA men's junior and senior tournaments," said Pierluigi Collina, FIFA Referees Committee chairman."They deserve to be at the FIFA World Cup because they constantly perform at a really high level, and that's the important factor for us.

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Three women referees and three women assistant referees will be part of the global showpiece event in Qatar, which will be held from Nov.Wales face Poland away in Wroclaw in the Nations League on June 1 before hosting the winner of the Scotland-Ukraine playoff semi-final in the World Cup playoff in Cardiff on June 5.FIFA World Cup 2022: Lots for Malaysians to explore in Qatar A cartoon series on an alien who crash-lands in World Cup host Qatar aims to ease a culture clash between more than a million foreign football fans and the conservative state's residents.Watch: cartoon alien aims to ease World Cup culture shock in Qatar FILE PHOTO: FIFA's logo is seen in front of its headquarters during a foggy autumn day in Zurich, Switzerland November 18, 2020.

21 to Dec. 18. Squad: Goalkeepers: Adam Davies (Sheffield United), Wayne Hennessey (Burnley), Danny Ward (Leicester City) Defenders: Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur), Chris Gunter (unattached), Chris Mepham (Bournemouth), Rhys Norrington-Davies (Sheffield United), Connor Roberts (Burnley), Joe Rodon (Tottenham Hotspur), Neco Williams (Liverpool) Midfielders: Joe Allen (Stoke City), Ethan Ampadu (Venezia), Rubin Colwill (Cardiff City), Dylan Levitt (Manchester United), Aaron Ramsey (Glasgow Rangers), Joe Morrell (Portsmouth) Strikers: Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Nathan Broadhead (Sunderland), Brennan Johnson (Nottingham Forest), Mark Harris (Cardiff City), Dan James (Leeds United), Rabbi Matondo (Cercle Brugge), Kieffer Moore (Bournemouth), Sorba Thomas (Huddersfield Town), Jonny Williams (Swindon Town), Harry Wilson (Fulham). Referees Stephanie Frappart from France, Salima Mukansanga from Rwanda and Japan's Yoshimi Yamashita, as well as assistant referees Neuza Back from Brazil, Karen Diaz Medina from Mexico and American Kathryn Nesbitt have all been called up.4 million football fanatics expected to besiege them in November and December. A total of 36 referees, 69 assistant referees and 24 video match officials have been chosen by FIFA for the tournament. "This concludes a long process that began several years ago with the deployment of female referees at FIFA men's junior and senior tournaments," said Pierluigi Collina, FIFA Referees Committee chairman. A 48-page report by Amnesty, Reality Check 2021, said that practices such as withholding salaries and charging workers to change jobs were still rife.

"They deserve to be at the FIFA World Cup because they constantly perform at a really high level, and that's the important factor for us.. "As always, the criteria we have used is 'quality first' and the selected match officials represent the highest level of refereeing worldwide." Frappart became the first female official to be involved in European Championship matches after UEFA included her in the list of referees for the tournament last year. (Reporting by Tommy Lund in Gdansk; Editing by Toby Davis) Article type: metered . The first two 10-minute episodes of Kawkabani - which means"The Planet Person" in Arabic - have already been launched on YouTube by their company, Nefaish Animation.