Frappart, the only referee from France who will be officiating at the Women's World Cup to be held there this June, was also the first woman to officiate a Ligue 2 (second-tier) match.
"Stephanie Frappart, selected by FIFA for the Women's World Cup in France, has been appointed by the FFF Refereeing Direction for the match on the 34th day of Ligue 1 between Amiens SC and RC Strasbourg," the FFF said in a statement https://www.fff.fr/actualites/185186-stephanie-frappart-en-ligue-1?themePath=arbitrer.
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Frappart is not the first woman to officiate a top-flight men's game in Europe's top leagues. Germany's Bibiana Steinhaus became the first woman to officiate a Bundesliga match in 2017 when Hertha Berlin drew 1-1 with Werder Bremen. (Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Hugh Lawson)
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