FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015

FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015

7 June - 7 July

FIFA Women's World Cup 2015™

68 days to go

Assistant referee Helen Karo of Sweden raises her flag
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In 1991, Brazilian referee Claudia Vasconcelos became the first woman to officiate a match in a FIFA competition when she took charge of the match for third place between Sweden and Germany at the inaugural FIFA Women's World Cup™ in China PR, which ended 4-0 in the Scandinavians’ favour.

This summer at Canada 2015 there will be 78 female referees officiating at the Women's World Cup.

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