Three Moroccan women referees picked by FIFA for Women’s World Cup2023
The FIFA released on Monday the names of the referees selected by the world football governing body for the women’s world soccer cup to be organized in Australia & New Zealand in summer 2023.
Four Moroccan referees including three women have been chosen to officiate in the tournament. These are Bouchra Karboubi, Soukaina Hamdi, Fatiha Jermoumi and Adil Zoukar. Their selection is a recognition of the high-level reached by Moroccan foot-ball and refereeing.
A total of 33 referees, 55 assistant referees and 19 video match officials have been picked up by the FIFA for the upcoming women’s world cup. They represent the highest level of women refereeing worldwide. They have been chosen in close cooperation with six confederations, based on their quality and performance delivered at FIFA tournaments as well as at other international & domestic competitions.
In January and February, the selected match officials will participate in preparatory seminars, reviewing and analyzing video clips of real match situation and taking part in practical training sessions with players, which will be filmed to enable participants to receive instant feedback from instructors.
According to Kari Seitz, FIFA’s Head of Women refereeing, the match officials will continue to receive all necessary support from the FIFA as their preparation is paramount.
At Qatar world cup 2022, six female officials were appointed by FIFA to officiate the group-stage match between Germany and Costa Rica.