• This World Cup Referee Officiated the Super Cup and Shattered a Glass Ceiling in the Process

    3 monthes ago - By PopSugar

    History was made today in the UEFA Super Cup, but it didn't come from the two soccer clubs facing off; it was referee Stéphanie Frappart who entered the history books of sport. She became the first female lead official in a major men's soccer match, continuing a banner year in which she also officiated the Women's World Cup Final in July. At the Super Cup in Istanbul, a tight battle between Liverpool and Chelsea, she led a team of referees that also included two other women.
    It wasn't exactly an easy assignment. The high-pressure game, played annually between the reigning champions of the...
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