Staubli to become first female referee to officiate at U-17 World Cup

Switzerland’s Esther Staubli is set to become the first female football referee to officiate a match at the FIFA U-17 World Cup when Japan takes on New Caledonia in the final round group E match on October 14, 2017 at Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.Staubli to become first female referee to officiate at U-17 World Cup. 38-year-old Esther Staubli has been on the FIFA International Referees List since 2006. She is one of seven women referees invited by FIFA’s Referees Committee to U-17 World Cup tournament in India.

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