The first woman to lead a men’s match in FIFA championships – international football – sport


In the technical paper of the meeting for the fifth center clubs World Cup Which is held in Qatar, highlights the Brazilian name Edina Alves, He was assigned to lead the match between South Korea’s Ulsan Hyundai and Qatari Al-Duhail, who won 1-3.

Together with Edina, her compatriot Newsa Pak and Argentine Mariana de Almeida completed the refereeing trilogy that led the match that was held at Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan.

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It was an unprecedented event. A milestone in FIFA men’s football. The shortlist is part of the referee’s relationship for the first time in the Men’s World Cup, even if it’s for clubs. Nothing has happened before.

Edina Alves, 41, is already the first referee chosen by FIFA to lead a match in an international men’s tournament. Complete it in a showdown that gave the tournament’s home team fifth place.

The Brazilian, who debuted last Thursday in this same stadium squad as fourth referee in the match where Tigres de Mexico defeated Osan Hyundai, took another step forward. He was the main one in the duel on Sunday.

Mariana de Almeida, who helped Idina Alves from the Ensemble Banners, has accumulated experience. She has held the position of assistant referee at FIFA since 2008, and was the FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup in 2012. She was also subsequent to the 2015 and 2016 Olympic Games, as well as the Women’s World Cup twice.

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Argentina has already made history by becoming the first assistant assistant in a match in the Men’s Libertadores Cup. It was in the clash between Racing and Nacional de Montevideo last September, in the group stage.

Edina Alves, who is part of the seven referees selected for the Club World Cup, brings together extensive experience in major events. The Women’s World Championship stands out, especially the one held in France 2019 when one of the semi-final matches, played by the United States and England, was taken out.

The Brazilian is considered a pioneer in Brazil although, historically, she is the second woman to whistle a match in the top men’s soccer category in her country. The first since 2000, when Regina de Oliveira did.

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In Edina’s other band was her compatriot Noiza Buck, who also has extensive experience in international women’s arbitration. The shortlist is already proud of the participation of an unprecedented mentor. To make history. To be the first to lead a match in the Men’s World Cup.

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