UEFA Appoints Female Referee For Liverpool-Chelsea Super Cup Clash

French female referee, Stephanie Frappart, will take charge of the UEFA Super Cup tie between Champions League winners Liverpool and Europa Cup holders Chelsea.

The game will hold in Istanbul, Turkey, on August 14.

Europe’s football governing body, UEFA, made the announcement on Friday.

Frappart will become the first woman to take charge of a major UEFA men’s competition event.

The 35-year-old, will be assisted by fellow female officials, Manuela Nicolosi of France and Michelle O’Neal from the Republic of Ireland.

Frappart was in the middle for the Women’s World Cup final between USA and Netherlands last month and is regarded as one of the best female officials in the world.

Commenting on the choice of appointing Frappart to officiate the Super Cup tie, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said: “I have said on many occasions that the potential for women’s football has no limits and I am delighted that Stephanie Frappart has been appointed to officiate at this year’s UEFA Super Cup along with assistant referees Manuela Nicolosi and Michelle O’Neal.

“As an organisation, we place the utmost importance on the development of women’s football in all areas.

“I hope the skill and devotion that Stephanie has shown throughout her career to reach this level will provide inspiration to millions of girls and women around Europe and show them there should be no barriers in order to reach one’s dream.”

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