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Japan’s Yoshimi Yamashita will be one of three women selected to referee the World Cup in Qatar, and she will be among 36 international referees.
The tournament, which will start on November 21 this year, in which the Japanese referee will be the first woman to take on this task in the largest football tournament in the world, according to “Euronews”.
“One of the big goals as a referee is to highlight the appeal of football,” Yamashita (Monday) said in an interview in Tokyo with the Associated Press. “I am doing my best for it, and I will do what I have to do in order to achieve that end. So if I need to communicate with the players, I will do it. If I need to show a card, I will show a card. I am thinking about what I should do towards the big goal of Show the allure of football.
He will be joined by Yamashita as Head of Arbitration from France Stephanie Frappart and Salima Mukansanga from Rwanda. FIFA also appointed three assistant referees to a group of 69 referees, News Pac from Brazil, Karen Diaz Medina from Mexico, and Catherine Nesbitt from the United States.
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