After the disillusionment of the France team in the round of 16 of Euro 2020 and the sidelining by UEFA of French referee Clément Turpin, Stéphanie Frappart is the last tricolor still present in the competition.
The Frenchwoman assures the role of fourth referee and can always be selected for the final.
Fortunately, there are not only disappointments in the French contingent at Euro 2020. Stéphanie Frappart, the only female referee in the competition, is still qualified to ensure her role of fourth whistle or substitute in the quarter-finals.
A pride for the French refereeing body, which regrets the refusal of Clément Turpin, main referee, author according to UEFA of several errors of appreciation during Russia-Denmark (1-4).
The French can "take advantage" of the premature elimination of the Blues, in the round of 16 against Switzerland (3-3, 5-4 tab), to extend the whistle adventure in this competition.
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An already historic participation
During the opening match between Italy and Turkey (3-0), the European football body appointed the French Stéphanie Frappart as fourth referee. The 37-year-old Parisian girl thus became the first woman to officiate at a men's football Euro. A historic appointment after other levels climbed in recent times: the French referee was already the first to have a leading role in the Champions League this winter.
The only survivor of the tricolor contingent of Euro 2020, the Ile-de-France can claim to participate in the rest of the competition, in particular the semi-finals and the final at Wembley.
She could imitate Stéphane Lannoy, the last Frenchman to lead a knockout match of a European Championship, that of the 2012 semi-final between Italy and Germany (2-1).
And why not Marc Vautrot, on the whistle during the 1988 final between the Netherlands and the USSR (2-0).
In the event of an injury to the head referee, Stéphanie Frappart would take over.
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