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Brazilian woman makes history in soccer World Cup refereeing

The International Football Federation, FIFA, announced, this Wednesday (18), the scale of arbitration for the first round of the football world cup. The Brazilian Edina Alves was chosen and will referee the debut game between Australia It is Ireland.

Brazilian representatives

In this game, two other Brazilian women will participate as assistants, Neuza Backwho refereed the Men’s World Cup in Qatar, and Leila Cruznewcomer to the tournament. Daiane Munizalso Brazilian, will be in charge of the cabin of the VAR.

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only women

This world cup will be the first in which only women will be refereeing. There will be, in all, 33 main and 55 assistant referees. This will be the first time that women will also be assisting in video refereeing.

Men will only be operating in a few matches the VAR, along with female referees.


Australia Premiere Refereeing Team Scale (Reproduction/Twitter/@fifamedia)

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about the tournament

The women’s football world cup will be played in two countries, New Zealand and Australia. The opening match of the tournament will be between New Zealand It is Norway, at 4 am (Brasília time) this Thursday (19). The other host will play at 7am (Brasília time) against Ireland.

Brazilian Team

The Brazilian national team, commanded by the Swedish sink sundhagewill debut next Monday (24) against Panama, in Adelaide, Australia, at 7 am (Brasília time). The team arrived in Brisbane, the city where they will be in this first phase, this Tuesday (17).

This could be the last cup for the star Martawho has already won the title of best player in the world six times, but has never been champion of the FIFA. She has 119 goals for the Canarinho national team. Marta can also increase a record that she has in the national team: that of being, between women and men, the one that scored the most goals in cups, having a total of 17 goals.

The Brazilian team is in group F along with the teams from France and the Jamaica.

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Featured Photo: Referee Edina Alves in action. Playback/Twitter/@CBF_Futebol.


Brazilian woman makes history in soccer World Cup refereeing

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