History In Champions League: De Ligt Has To Deal With The First Female Arbitrator
Dec. 01, 2020
The Champions League will experience a first on Wednesday evening. Matthijs de Ligt will have to deal with Stéphanie Frappart as referee with Juventus in the home game against Dinamo Kiev. This makes her the first female arbitrator in the billions ball.
With the Champions League match, the 36 - year - old Frappart has reached a new milestone. The Frenchwoman was previously the first female referee in the French Ligue 1, in which she has already had eighteen matches to her name. Frappart, who also whistled the World Cup final for women between the Netherlands and the United States, was also appointed in 2019 for the European Super Cup between Liverpool and Chelsea.
After the European Super Cup, Frappart also made his debut in the Europa League this year. She already whistled the qualifying match between Djurgardens and Europa FC on September 17, after which she whistled her first minutes in the main tournament on October 22. She refereed the games between Leicester City and Zorya Luhansk on October 22. Last week, the referee from France was in charge of Granada - Omonia Nicosia.
Her performances in those matches now also lead to a performance at the highest European club level: the Champions League. Frappart is assisted in Turin by assistants Hicham Zakrani and Mehdi Rahmouni. Karim Abed, Benoît Millot and Delajod Willy are also part of the arbitral six.
Just like Barcelona, Juventus is already assured of a place in the eighth final of the Champions League. Dinamo Kiev is still fighting together with Ferencváros for third place in Group G.
The 36 - year - old arbitrator has made a quick profession lately.
In April a year ago, Frappart as of now turned into the main female official in the French Ligue 1. Sometime thereafter, she likewise refereed the European Super Cup among Liverpool and Chelsea (2 - 2, Liverpool won on punishments).
This season, she previously played in three games in the Europa League.
Furthermore, Frappart was responsible for a worldwide counterpart for the men without precedent for September: Malta - Latvia (1 - 1).
She additionally consistently whistles matches in ladies' football.
The feature a year ago was the World Cup last in Paris between the United States and the Orange (2 - 0).