World Cup 2022: who are the 3 women who refereed a men’s match for the first time in the history of the World Cups

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For the first time in history, an exclusively female refereeing team whistled a match in a men’s World Cup.

The French Stephanie Frappart together with the Brazilian Neuza Back and the Mexican Karen Díaz Medina directed the match in which the teams of Costa Rica and Germany were measured this Thursday, at the Al Bayt stadium.

Frappart has already broken a glass ceiling in Qatar by becoming the tournament’s first female referee, when she was named fourth referee for the match between Mexico and Poland last Tuesday.

“We know the pressure”, the Frenchwoman told the BBC before the start of the World Cup.

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