Liverpool vs Chelsea clash will be first Euro showpiece with female ref
THE Uefa Super Cup clash between Liverpool and Chelsea will be reffed by Stephanie Frappart - the first time a female with take charge of a senior men's competition event.
Frappart, 35, will lbe on the whistle in Istanbul on August 14 at the match between the Champions League and Europa League winners.
The Frenchwoman 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.
Frappart will lead a team made up mostly of female officials. She will be accompanied by Manuela Nicolosi of France and Michelle O'Neal from the Republic of Ireland who will be the assistant referees for the match.
The pair, like Frappart, also officiated at the Women's World Cup final on 7 July. The fourth official will be Turkey's Cuneyt Cakir.
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."
UEFA chief refereeing officer Roberto Rosetti added: "Stephanie has proved over a number of years that she is one of the best female referees, not just in Europe but across the world.
"She has the ability to officiate on the biggest stage, as she proved at this year's Women's World Cup final.
"I hope this match in Istanbul will provide her with yet more experience as she enters the prime of her refereeing career."
Frappart has already created history in France, becoming the first female referee to officiate a Ligue 1 match, as she took charge of the match between SC Amiens and RC Strasbourg in April.
She has since been promoted to the group taking charge of games in the top division in France on a permanent basis.
A woman can do better
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