UEFA and football are going to take a new step for equality between men and women on August 14. That day the European Super Cup is played in Istanbul, which faces Liverpool (champion of the Champions) and Chelsea (who won the Europa League). The big news will be who will lead the meeting: it will be the French Stéphanie Frappart. For the first time a woman will be the collegiate of a UEFA men's final. As line judges he will have his compatriot Manuela Nicolosi and the Irish Michelle O'Neill, while the fourth referee will be the Turkish Cuneyt Cakir. In the VAR will be the French Clement Turpin.
Frappart led the final of the recent Women's World Cup, in which the United States was proclaimed champion after defeating Holland (2-0) and last April he already made history by whistling a game of the First of France, between Amiens and Strasbourg. And he will repeat many times because for the season that is about to begin, 2019/20, already appears in the list of permanent referees for the maximum gala division. "As an organization, we give the highest importance to the development of women's football in all areas. I hope that the skill and devotion that Stéphanie has shown throughout her career to reach this level will serve as an inspiration to millions of girls and women throughout Europe and show them that there should be no barriers to achieve the dream that everyone has, "says the president of the agency, Aleksander Ceferin, on the UEFA website. The head of the European referees, the Italian Roberto Rosetti, also praised the news: "He has the ability to officiate on the biggest stage, as he showed in the women's World Cup final this year. I hope this match in Istanbul will provide even more experience as you enter the cusp of your arbitration career. "
Frappart, 35, follows in the footsteps of the Swiss Nicole Petignat, who led matches in the UEFA Cup qualifying phase between 2004 and 2009.
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