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England’s men’s side to be refereed by a woman for the FIRST time against Andorra

England’s men to be refereed by a woman for the FIRST time as Ukrainian Kateryna Monzul is picked for World Cup qualifier against Andorra – backed by an all-female team of assistants

  • Kateryna Monzul is joined by assistants Maryna Striletska and Svitlana Grushko
  • France’s Stephanie Frappart will also be the Video Assistant Referee on Saturday
  • It marks the first time England’s men’s senior side will be refereed by a woman 
  • Gareth Southgate’s side travel to Andorra for the World Cup qualifier  


England’s men’s senior side will be refereed by a woman for the first time on Saturday as Ukraine’s Kateryna Monzul takes charge of the World Cup qualifier against Andorra. 

Monzul, who has been refereeing in the men’s Ukrainian Premier League since 2016, will be joined by an all-female assistant crew of Maryna Striletska and Svitlana Grushko, also from Ukraine. 

The Video Assistant Referee will also be a woman, Stephanie Frappart of France who took charge of the 2019 UEFA Super Cup between Liverpool and Chelsea, for the clash at the Estadi Nacional on Saturday night. 

Ukraine’s Kateryna Monzul will referee England’s World Cup qualifier against Andorra

The Video Assistant Referee will also be a woman, Stephanie Frappart of France who took charge of the 2019 UEFA Super Cup between Liverpool and Chelsea

Monzul has taken charge of a senior men’s international before having been part of the first all-female refereeing team to officiate when San Marino faced Gibraltar in the Nations League in November 2020.

She also has experience at Women’s World Cups and European Championships, while Frappart has officiated in the men’s Champions League and also taken charge of a men’s World Cup Qualifier in her own right.

More to follow…  

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