January 7, 2023, 13:34 – Public News Service – OSN
The International Football Federation (FIFA) has appointed a woman from Saudi Arabia as an international referee for the first time in history. This is reported by Arabian Daily.
According to the information received, she became 34-year-old Anud Al-Asmari, who will join the seven male arbitrators from the kingdom.
The girl’s refereeing career began in 2018, and in 2019 she already played a number of matches for the Saudi Arabian women’s team.
She is now awaiting the approval of the Saudi Football Association’s appointment, according to the new international referee.
Previously, the Public News Service wrote that FIFA will propose to all countries to rename one stadium in honor of Pele.
The corresponding proposal was made by the president of the organization, Gianni Infantino.
Pelé, who won the World Cup three times and scored over a thousand goals, died last week at the age of 82.