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You Are The Ref send our congratulations to Swiss elite referee Esther Staubli. She will be the first European female referee to officiate a game in a FIFA men’s tournament. Esther officiated the UEFA Euro 2017 final. She has been appointed to referee in the FIFA Under 17 World Cup (Japan vs New Caledonia).
Appointment details below:
Matchday 3 – Match 34 (Kolkata)
14 October 2017, 13:30 CET
Japan vs New Caledonia
Staubli will be working with two English officials – Assistant Referee 1: Gary Beswick (ENG); Assistant Referee 2: Adam Nunn (ENG); Fourth Official: Claudia Umpiérrez (Uruguay)