For the first time, a woman leads a Ligue 1 game: The pioneer Stéphanie Frappart was nominated
Central Judge of the match Sunday between Amiens and Strasbourg, announced on Tuesday the Union (FFF), less than two months of the Women's World Cup in France.
As part of her preparation for the 2019 Women's World Cup Stephanie Frappart was nominated for the next day of Ligue 1. Https://t.co/U15Qb6pY0Q
– FFF (@FFF) April 23, 2019
"FIFA invited the associations with a referee selected for this Women's World Cup to prepare them for the best conditions for this high-profile competition," the association said on its official website. Their technical and sporting preparation will also focus on using the video support that will be in use at this World Cup. "
Frappart, 35, has been a member of the Ligue 2 since 2014 where she is the only one with these positions. When Nelly Viennot has served as an assistant referee in the elite for ten years, no woman has ever been appointed to be the main arbiter of a first division match in France.