Xinhua News Agency, Geneva, January 9 (Reporter Shan Lei) The FIFA Referee Committee announced on the 9th the list of referees for the 2023 Women's World Cup. Chinese referee Xie Lijun was selected as an assistant referee.

  The 2023 Women's World Cup will be held in Australia and New Zealand from July 20 to August 20.

In the list announced by FIFA on the same day, there are 33 referees, 55 assistant referees and 19 video referees.

  Xie Lijun, who was selected as an assistant referee, is from Sichuan. She has enforced many domestic and international competitions. In 2022, she participated in the enforcement of the U17 Women's World Cup.

  According to FIFA, all the candidates are referees who have performed outstandingly in international and domestic competitions in recent years, and the level of each referee has been strictly inspected and screened.

  In the 2022 Qatar Men's Football World Cup, Chinese referees Ma Ning, Shi Xiang and Cao Yi were selected as referees. This is the first time in 20 years that Chinese referees have participated in the men's World Cup law enforcement work.

Ma Ning served as the fourth official for six group matches, while Shi Xiang and Cao Yi served as alternate assistant referees for three games respectively.