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Frenchwoman Frappart promoted to referee in top division

June 7, 2019
FILE - In this Sunday, April 28, 2019 file photo, French referee Stephanie Frappart, gestures during the French League One soccer match between Amiens and Strasbourg at the Stade de la Licorne stadium in Amiens, France. The French soccer league has promoted Stephanie Frappart to referee fulltime in the French first division next season. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)
FILE - In this Sunday, April 28, 2019 file photo, French referee Stephanie Frappart, gestures during the French League One soccer match between Amiens and Strasbourg at the Stade de la Licorne stadium in Amiens, France. The French soccer league has promoted Stephanie Frappart to referee fulltime in the French first division next season. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)

PARIS (AP) — The French soccer league has promoted Stephanie Frappart to referee fulltime in the country’s top division next season.

The 35-year-old Frappart became the first woman to referee a top-flight match in France when taking charge of the Amiens-Strasbourg game in April.

Frappart says “I’m proud and honored about this nomination,” adding that she hopes her example encourages “young girls and women to take up refereeing.”

She will also referee at this year’s Women’s World Cup in France.

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