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May 19, 2022

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Stéphanie Frappart (France), Salima Mukansanga (Rwanda) and Yoshimi Yamashita (Japan) will have the chance to officiate during the 2022 tournament in Qatar, making history in World Cup’s 92-year history.

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Three Women to Officiate 2022 World Cup

Three Women to Officiate 2022 World Cup

Salima Mukansanga First Female Referee at AFCON

The  Federation Internationale of Football Association (FIFA) has for the first time selected three female referees to officiate the 2022 men’s World Cup.

Stéphanie Frappart (France), Salima Mukansanga (Rwanda) and Yoshimi Yamashita (Japan) will have the chance to officiate during the 2022 tournament in Qatar, making history in World Cup’s 92-year history.

Salima Mukansanga First Female Referee at AFCON

Rwanda’s Salima Mukansanga already made history early this year when she became the first female referee to officiate at the African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The 33-year-old has officiated at the Olympics, FIFA Women’s World Cup, Africa Women’s Cup of Nation and CAF Women’s Champions League.

All-Female Team Officiate at AFCON

History was made during the 2022 AFCON when an all-female team officiated a game at the African Cup of Nations.

The team comprised Referee Salima Mukansanga (Rwanda), assistant referees Carine Atemzabong (Cameroon) and Fatiha Jermoumi (Morocco), and VAR referee Bouchra Karboubi (Morocco).

They officiated the match between Zimbabwe vs. Guinea. The game ended with a win for Zimbabwe, which scored two goals against Guinea’s one.

It was the first time a female referee and all-women team were officiating a game at the African tournament, now in its 33rd edition.

All-Female Team Officiate at AFCON

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