The French Stéphanie Frappart (37) has been appointed to lead the match in Amsterdam, and with that the Orange are experiencing a first. Never before in rich history has a Dutch national team duel been whistled by a woman.
Frappart made his Champions League debut last year, in the Juventus – Dinamo Kiev game (3-0). She also directed the European Super Cup match between Liverpool and Chelsea in the summer of 2019. “If anyone has quality, and she did, otherwise she wouldn’t have been nominated for it. match, then everything is fine, “said Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk at the time.
His coach Jürgen Klopp also said as the match draws near that the time is right. Van Dijk, who has played this entire game, is still out of the selection for the Orange squad due to his knee injury. Georginio Wijnaldum came in as a substitute that day and will be there on Saturday night when Frappart whistles another game for his side.
2019 Women’s World Cup Final
The Frenchwoman was also the referee of the 2019 Women’s World Cup final between the United States and the Netherlands. This match was lost by the Lionesses 2-0. Frappart then gave America a penalty fifteen minutes after the break on the advice of the video referee after a foul by Stefanie van der Gragt, from which Megan Rapinoe opened the scoring.
Since 2011, Frappart has been active as a referee in the National Championship, the third division of men’s football in France. She has also been active at the highest level in her native country for a few years now.
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