The Qatar World Cup will go down in the history books, as Stephanie Frappart will become the first woman to be the referee in a men’s match. The Frenchwoman will be in charge of justice on the field in Costa Rica vs. Germany, and Mexican Karen Diaz will be her companion on the sideline.
Frappart, a referee with a lot of experience in football
French referee Stpehanie Frappart may culminate her brilliant resume with a World Cup match, but she also has a record worthy of several records in the old continent. In the duel between the Ticos and the Teutons at the Al Bayt Stadium, Frappart will be assisted by the Brazilian Neuza Back and the Mexican Karen Diaz Medina. The fourth official will be Honduran Said Martnez.
The VAR will have Canadian referee Drew Fischer, in addition to French referee Jerome Brisar, while offside VAR reviews will be operated by American Kathryn Nesbitt and VAR support will be provided by Italian Massimiliano Irrati.
The vital clash between Costa Rica and Germany
Costa Rica vs. Germany is a match with direct implications for both teams to qualify to the Round of 16, and it is of the utmost importance that the refereeing is of the highest quality, and Frappart has already demonstrated that he is talented enough.
It is worth remembering that this game will be a do-or-die game in Group E, as for now the CONCACAF team is in second place with 3 points, so it could qualify for the round of 16 if it wins and Japan fails to do so against Spain, while Germany has only 1 point and must win and hope that the Asians do not even get a draw.