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Liverpool vs Chelsea Super Cup Clash To Be Officiated By Female Referee
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Liverpool vs Chelsea Super Cup Clash To Be Officiated By Female Referee

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

For the first time in history, a major UEFA men's match will be officiated by a female referee and Stephanie Frappart will get the honours.

UEFA have confirmed that the Super Cup game between Liverpool and Chelsea which will be played in Turkey will be handled by the French referee.

The 35-year-old French lady, will lead out an officiating team of predominantly women for the game that officially declares the European season open August 14 at Besiktas Park, Istanbul.

Manuela Nicolosi of France and Michelle O'Neal from the Republic of Ireland who were her assistants at the women's World Cup final on July 7 will accompany her once again.

Liverpool vs Chelsea Super Cup Clash To Be Officiated By Female Referee

"Stéphanie has proved over a number of years that she is one of the best female referees, not just in Europe but across the world," Roberto Rosetti, UEFA chief refereeing officer said about the selection.

"She has the ability to officiate on the biggest stage, as she proved at this year's Women's World Cup final. I hope this match in Istanbul will provide her with yet more experience as she enters the prime of her refereeing career."

Not a stranger to records, Frappart made history when she became the first female to officiate a Ligue 1 game in April 2019 and was there subsequently added to join the top pool of Ligue 1 referees on a permanent basis for the coming season in an announcement that was made in June.