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Juve Vs Dynamo Kiev: Frappart set to make referee history


French Woman Stephanie Frappart will become the first female official to take charge of a men’s Champions League game when Juventus host Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday.

Frappart, who turns 37 next month, was the first female referee to officiate in a major UEFA competition match when Liverpool played Chelsea in the Super Cup in Istanbul last year.

She also officiated the 2019 Women’s World Cup final between the United States and Holland and became the first female referee to take charge of a French Ligue 1 match when Amiens played Strasbourg in April last year.

She oversaw her first Europa League game in October when Leicester City hosted Zorya Luhansk.

Switzerland’s Nicole Petignat was the first female referee to officiate in UEFA matches when she was put in- charge of three UEFA Cup qualifying round games between 2004 and 2009.

Juventus, who have already qualified for the last-16, are second in Group G with nine points from four games, eight points clear of Dynamo Kiev and three behind Barcelona, who face Ferencvaros on Wednesday.

On 30 November 2020, the UEFA Champions League announced Frappart would be the first woman to referee a match in that competition, officiating at a match between Juventus and Dynamo Kiev on 2 December 2020

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Since 2011, Frappart has refereed matches in the Championnat National, the third division of men’s football in France. In 2014, Frappart became the first woman to referee in Ligue 2, the second tier of professional men’s football in France and has continued to rise higher since then.





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