Stephanie Frappart became the first woman to referee a qualifying match for a men’s World Cup when she took charge of Saturday’s clash between the Netherlands and Latvia in Amsterdam.
France’s Frappart, 37, has been a trailblazer for women officials and in December was the first to referee a men’s Champions League match, between Juventus and Dynamo Kiev.
“Stephanie Frappart makes more history! Congratulations on becoming the first female to referee a men’s #WCQ (World Cup Qualifier),” tweeted FIFA. (Punch)