The French referee will be the one in charge of the final match between the United States and the Netherlands tomorrow evening.
The 2019 edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup will finish on a high note, as the United States is set to play against the Netherlands in tomorrow’s final match.
And French referee Stephanie Frappart has been appointed for this important game by FIFA, something that fills her of pride.
“It’s a huge source of pride to be appointed for this match because I represent all of the referees at this World Cup,” Frappart told FIFA.com
“It’s a major recognition. It’s impossible to describe my emotions because we’ve all been working for several years to get here, a bit like the players.”
“VAR has had a positive impact on this World Cup. We’ve been working for the past year on how to apply the system,” she added.
“It’s a great tool for us. We’re here to referee and make decisions on the pitch, and VAR is like a parachute for us in case we’re unsure or get something wrong because it allows us to make the right decision in the end.”
She explains why she has loved the tournament so far: “This World Cup has been a huge success for women’s football.”
“The stadiums are full, there’s a lot of enthusiasm and everyone has been following the competition as closely as a men’s World Cup, so it’s a real success for us.”
“Our preparations began just after Canada 2015. We had seminars, training courses and a preparation program focusing on fitness, tactics, and technique,” she commented.
“In terms of fitness, we had trainers working with us throughout the year and even during the tournament. We also went through all the preparations for the use of VAR.”
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