For the first time in European Cup history, a match will be controlled by a female main referee. Bleacher Report reports that the European Football Federation (UEFA) has appointed referee Stephanie Frappart to hold a whistle in the European Super Cup match between Liverpool and Chelsea on August 14.
This will be the first time in history, a female referee is holding a key driver in an official match under the management of UEFA. This year’s Super Cup takes place at Vodafone Stadium, Istanbul.
Frappart was born in 1983. She runs a fashion brand and has a left-hand job as a referee. In 2014, the manager controlled a match in Ligue 2 (French Second Division). 4 years later, she went into history when the French Football Federation appointed to control the match between Amiens and Strasbourg in the Ligue 1 framework.
World football history has seen many games controlled, supported by female referees. The matches that appear to female referees often get the attention of the fans.
At this year’s European Super Cup, Ms. Frappart will have the support of a male referee. The powerful VAR team in the technical department will also help her make the most accurate and fair decisions.
This year’s European Super Cup saw a fascinating confrontation between the top two Premier League clubs Liverpool (Champions League winners) and Chelsea (Europa League champions). “The Kop” still holds the frame of success last season, while it will be the ultimate reagent for Frank Lampard on his return to Stamford Bridge as a head coach.
The European Football Federation is the governing body of football, indoor soccer and beach football in Europe, although some member states are mainly or completely located in Asia. UEFA is one of six continental federations of the FIFA world football authority. UEFA consists of 55 member state federations.
UEFA represents European national football federations, organizes tournaments for national teams and clubs including the European Football Championship, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, European Super Cup. Europe, and control of bonuses, rules and media copyright for these tournaments.