History set to be made by An All-Female Referee Team at the World Cup

History set to be made by An All-Female Referee Team at the World Cup

The fixture between Costa Rica and Germany promises to have a lot of action with both teams having the chance to qualify.

FIFA has named Stephanie Frappart, Neuza Back, and Karen Diaz as the official refereeing team for the Group E match between Costa Rica and Germany at the Al Bayt Stadium on Thursday. 

This will be the first time in history that an all-female referee team will take charge of a men’s game in the World Cup. 

33-year old French referee, Stephanie Frappart is set to be the main referee while Brazilian Neuza Back and Mexican Karen Diaz will be her assistants. 


Stephanie Frappart has been making history and hitting milestones in her career as she was also the first female to referee a Men's Champions League game in 2020 between Juventus and Dynamo Kyiv, UEFA European Super Cup between Liverpool and Chelsea in 2019, and games in Ligue 1. 

The fixture between Costa Rica and Germany promises to have a lot of action with both teams having the chance to qualify. 

Germany is 4th with one point while Costa Rica is 3rd with 3 points.