Women’s World Cup: No German referee was nominated
There will be no German referee at the Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand (July 20 to August 20).
There will be no German referee at the Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand (July 20 to August 20). This emerges from the list of 33 nominated referees published by the world association FIFA on Monday.
Only assistant Katrin Rafalski (Baunatal) and video referee Marco Fritz (Korb) will represent the German Football Association (DFB). At the World Cup finals in France four years ago, there were two German referees in Bibiana Steinhaus-Webb and Riem Hussein.
In the summer, Stephanie Frappart, who is the most well-known referee, will oversee World Cup matches. At the most recent Men’s World Cup in Qatar, France created history. At a men’s championships, she was the first female referee to oversee a match. In the group stage encounter between Germany and Costa Rica, Frappart participated (4:2).
“Quality was the main focus, as always. The top game officials in the world have been contacted, “FIFA’s chief referee, Pierluigi Collina, said. The called-up game officials “should have been rigorously and consistently practicing prior to the tournament.”
In addition to the 55 helpers and 33 female referees, 19 video referees were chosen, and six of them were female. “FIFA gave the promotion of female VARs top priority as it prepared for the World Cup. The development has us very pleased “Collina stated. “Despite the substantial advances, we have not yet arrived.”