Stephanie Frappart set to become first female official at men's European Championship

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Stephanie Frappart was named one of the 51 match referees for the men's European Championship this summer, making her the first female official in the history of the soccer tournament.

Frappart, who officiated the women's 2019 World Cup final between the United States and Netherlands, previously became the first female referee in a men's Champions League game and men's World Cup qualifier match.

The 37-year-old Frappart, who is from France, won't be one of the 18 referees on the field, but she'll be the fourth official for matches and will be the standby replacement for the referee.

The UEFA tournament was meant to take place last summer but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Referee Stephanie Frappart watches the play during the World Cup group G qualifying soccer match between The Netherlands and Latvia.
Referee Stephanie Frappart watches the play during the World Cup group G qualifying soccer match between The Netherlands and Latvia.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Stephanie Frappart to be 1st female ref at men's European Championship