ROME – For the first time a woman will direct a men's UEFA final.
This is Stéphanie Frappart who will judge the final of the Super Cup on August 14 between Liverpool and Chelsea.
A lugli, the French race director has already directed the women's World Cup final between the United States and Holland in Lyon.
"Stephanie deserves it, she has shown over a number of years that she is one of the best female referees, not only in Europe, but all over the world," said UEFA Commission Referee President Roberto Rosetti – Has the ability to arbitrate on the most important stage, as he showed in the women's World Cup final this year. I hope this match in Istanbul will give you even more experience right in the middle of your refereeing career. "
Frappart also directed the Uefa Women's EURO 2017 semi-final between the Netherlands and England. The French referee will lead a team composed mainly of women. She will be joined by assistants Manuela Nicolosi (France) and Michelle O'Neal (Republic of Ireland) who, like her, have refereed the women's world cup final on 7 July. The fourth referee will be Cuneyt Cakir (Turkey) who had led the VAR team to the Women's World Cup final. In France, Frappart entered history becoming the first woman to arbitrate a Ligue 1 game, the one between Amiens and Strasbourg in April.
The Var will be used for the Supercoppa match between Liverpool and Chelsea. Clement Turpin (France) will be in charge of the Var square, flanked by François Letexier (France), Mark Borsch (Germany) and Massimiliano Irrati (Italy).
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