Rwanda’s Salima Mukansanga, Japan’s Yoshimi Yamashita, and France’s Stephanie Frappart made historical past in Qatar as the primary girls to referee a males’s World Cup.
Rwanda’s Salima Mukansanga, who made historical past as the primary African feminine to be appointed for a males’s World Cup, will probably be heading to her second World Cup in Australia and New Zealand following her efficiency in Qatar.
The record of match officers chosen for the Girls’s World Cup has 33 referees, 55 assistant referees, and 19 Video Match Officers (VMOs), FIFA introduced in a statement on Monday.
Mukansanga first made her World Cup debut in 2019, when she officiated the Girls’s World Cup in France as the primary feminine referee, and earlier final yr when she grew to become the primary feminine centre referee to officiate the African Cup of Nations.
The total record of referees has 3 different African girls, together with extremely skilled Vincentia Enyonam Amedome of Togo, Morocco’s Bouchra Karboubi, and Akhona Makalima of South Africa.
For the primary time within the historical past of the FIFA Girls’s World Cup, six feminine VMOs have additionally been chosen. They’ll be a part of different 29 officers from different continents of the world to officiate matches.
FIFA acknowledged that the match officers chosen signify the “highest stage of girls’s refereeing worldwide,” and that they’ll attend numerous seminars earlier than the match begins.
“As at all times, the factors we now have used is ‘high quality first’ and the chosen on-field match officers signify the best stage of refereeing worldwide,” Pierluigi Collina, chairman of the FIFA Referees Committee stated in Monday’s press launch.
“All of us bear in mind the very profitable FIFA Girls’s World Cup 2019 in France. The excessive normal of refereeing contributed considerably to that success. The intention for the FIFA Girls’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 is to repeat that success and to persuade once more with glorious referees’ performances, ” Collinaa added.
The FIFA Girls’s World Cup will probably be hosted collectively hosted by Australia and New Zealand from July 20 to August 20, 2023.
The match would be the first FIFA Girls’s World Cup with multiple host nation, in addition to the primary senior World Cup of both gender to be held throughout a number of confederations since Australia belongs to the Asian Confederation and New Zealand to the Oceania Confederation.
This match can even be the primary to make use of the expanded format of 32 groups, up from the earlier 24 groups, mirroring the format used for the boys’s World Cup.
The primary match will probably be performed on July 20, 2023, at Eden Park in Auckland between New Zealand and Norway.
America are the defending champions, having gained the earlier two tournaments.