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Meet first-ever female referees to officiate men's FIFA World Cup

For the first time ever, female referees have been chosen to officiate at the FIFA men's World Cup. Know everything about the Stephanie Frappart, Salima Mukansanga, and Yamashita Yoshimi, one of the 36 referees chosen for the competition.

After refereeing the 2019 Women's World Cup in France, Japanese referee Yamashita Yomishi will participate in a second World Cup in a row, this time creating history by officiating in the men's FIFA.

Rwandan referee Salima Mukansanga has been officiating for FIFA World Cup since 2012. Mukansanga, as a young girl, always dreamt of playing basketball professionally.

Frappart, 38, has stunning success feathers to her cap. She took on the driver's seat in her first final in 2019 World Cup in France. In the same year, while continuing the chase to her dreams, she also officiated at the UEFA Super Cup final.