The FIFA Referees Committee has appointed 15 female referees and 30 female assistant referees to officiate at the upcoming FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018.
The selection criteria for the match officials from 21 different countries was based on their experience in their respective association and confederation competitions, as well as their levels of fitness and ability to read the game. Those selected for the tournament in Brittany this summer will also be candidates to officiate at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™.
The four official host cities for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France are located across Brittany: Concarneau (Stade Guy Piriou), Dinan/Léhon (Stade du Clos Gastel in Léhon), Saint-Malo (Stade Marville) and Vannes (Stade de la Rabine). Vannes will host the opening match of the competition on 5 August as well as the final on 24 August.
The Black Princesses Of Ghana have qualified for the tournament and will square off against the hosts, New Zealand and the Netherlands in Group A. representatives Nigeria have been pitted against Germany, China and Haiti in Group D.
Korea DPR, England, Mexico and Brazil make up Group B, while USA, Japan, Paraguay and Spain are in Group C.
By Ali Ayishatu Zakaria