Esther Staubli became first female referee to officiate a match at the FIFA U17 World Cup

Posted on:15 Oct 2017 14:27:48
Esther Staubli became first female referee to officiate a match at the FIFA U17 World Cup
15 October 2017 Current Affairs: In line with FIFA’s objective to further develop women’s football, a new milestone has been achieved as Esther Staubli became first female referee to officiate a match at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India.

Esther, who hails from Bern, Switzerland officiated the match between Japan and New Caledonia at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.

As for the U-17 World Cup, Staubli is one of seven female referees invited to the tournament.

Seven Women referee selected by FIFA for the U-17 World Cup are: Esther Staubli, Kateryna Monzul, Anna-marie Keighley, Claudia Umpierrez, Carol Anne Chenard, Gladys Lengwe, RI Hyang Ok.

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