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​Stephanie Frappart​ To Referee UEFA Super Cup Between Liverpool And Chelsea

​Stephanie Frappart​ To Referee UEFA Super Cup Between Liverpool And Chelsea

Stephanie Frappart will become the first female official to referee a major UEFA men's fixture in the Super Cup final between Chelsea and Liverpool.

She's set to take charge of the UEFA showpiece on Wednesday night in Istanbul.

The Frenchwoman took charge of the FIFA Women's World Cup final earlier this summer.

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UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin said: "I have said on many occasions that the potential for women's football has no limits and I am delighted that Stéphanie Frappart has been appointed to officiate at this year's UEFA Super Cup along with assistant referees Manuela Nicolosi and Michelle O'Neal

"As an organisation, we place the utmost importance on the development of women's football in all areas.

"I hope the skill and devotion that Stéphanie has shown throughout her career to reach this level will provide inspiration to millions of girls and women around Europe and show them there should be no barriers in order to reach one's dream."

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UEFA chief refereeing officer Roberto Rosetti added: "Stéphanie has proved over a number of years that she is one of the best female referees, not just in Europe but across the world.

"She has the ability to officiate on the biggest stage, as she proved at this year's Women's World Cup final. I hope this match in Istanbul will provide her with yet more experience as she enters the prime of her refereeing career."

Topics: Liverpool, Chelsea, News, Football, UEFA, UEFA Super Cup

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