An important match tomorrow between England there Spain It took a great referee to direct it. That is why UEFA bet again on what is considered the best college in the world: French Stephanie Frappart. On May 19, the Fifa formalized its designation for the next World Cup in Qatar with three other collegiate members.
It will also be the second match that he leads Spain in this European Championship, which he had already whistled during the defeat against Germany in the group stage.
One more sample of the weight of the French college which has already dodged last year in the Europe championship male last summer where he acted as assistant to easy in the opening match between Turkey and Italy. Months before, he also made his Champions League debut, leading the duel between Juventus and Dynamo Kyiv in December 2020.
The gala collegiate became famous in August 2019 when it was chosen by the UEFA to referee the men’s European Super Cup final between Liverpool and Chelsea, which ended in a tie at two, becoming the first woman to do so. That day, she was assisted by other women in the group: Manuela Nicosi and Michelle O’Neal. it was turkish Cuneyt Cakir which served as the fourth collegiate.
Frappart already became in 2014 the first woman to referee a Ligue 2 match in France. It would be in April 2019 that she made her debut in Ligue 1 in an Amiens-Strasbourg. A few months later, she completed her promotion to the French first division, becoming the first woman to do so.
At international level, it has held the rosette since 2011. In 2018, it is the collegiate chosen by FIFA to whistle the final of the U20 World Cup which takes place in France against Spain and Japan. A year later, she whistled the absolute Women’s World Cup final between the Netherlands and the United States. Last year, she was voted the best referee in the world by the IFFHS. She also refereed the opening match and final of the 2015 Women’s World Cup.
Last season, the Frenchwoman whistled 17 matches in the French first division and two more in the Cup, as well as two matches in the men’s competitions of UEFA. Both in the Europa League and in the Conference League.