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Kateryna Monzul, Ukrainian football referee, is among first two women to take charge of FIFA World Cup matches. Same as her French colleague, Kateryna was appointed to referee the match of the men’s World Cup qualifying round last weekend. For the first time in the history, the official match of such level was led by a female referee.

For football, it is an important milestone and a great example how hard work and high quality performance, not gender, can bring success. Kateryna Monzul already has an experience of refereeing numerous matches in the Ukrainian men’s Premier League as well as national-team ones.

By the way, the match between Austria and Faroe Islands under Monzul’s chairmanship last Sunday, ended in 3:1 victory for the Austrians.

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