Stephanie Frappart will become the first female referee to officiate a French Ligue 1 match.
The French Football Federation Refereeing Direction announced on Tuesday, April 23, that it has appointed Frappart to referee the match between Amiens and Strasbourg on Sunday, April 28.
"Stephanie Frappart, selected by FIFA for the Women's World Cup in France, has been appointed by the FFF Refereeing Direction for the match on the 34th day of Ligue 1 between Amiens SC and RC Strasbourg," the FFF's statement read in part.
The French referee will officiate the Ligue 1 game in preparation for the upcoming FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 set to kick-off on June 7 to July 7.
She has slowly worked her way up the officiating ladder and was also the first woman to officiate a Ligue 2 match.
Frappart is following in the footsteps of Germany's Bibiana Steinhaus who became the first female in Europe to officiate a top-flight men's game in 2017.
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Despite serious claims linking the Brazil international with a return to Camp Nou, Neymar made it clear that he had already fulfilled his dream of playing for the Catalans.
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