Andorra vs England: All-female officiating team named for Saturday's World Cup Qualifier

A team of all-female referees will be in charge of England's World Cup Qualifier, which will be held in Andorra on Sat.
Kateryna Monzul was named referee along with Maryna Striletska, Svitlana Goshko and other assistant referees from Ukraine.

France's Stephanie Frappart is the VAR. However, Viktor Matyash and Denys Shurman are the fourth and assistant VARs.

This historic moment marks the first refereed senior England men's match by a woman.

Image: Stephanie Frappart, VAR on Saturday

Monzul was part of the first all-female refereeing teams to officiate the Nations League match between San Marino and Gibraltar in November 2020.

She is also a referee for the Ukrainian Premier League and has experience at Women's World Cups, European Championships, and Women's World Cups.

Frappart has been a male officiator in the men’s Champions League, as well as taking charge of a men’s World Cup Qualifier. She is now one of the pioneers of female officiating.

These appointments are made in the same year as Rebecca Welch, who became the first woman to be appointed as a referee to oversee an EFL game. Harrogate's April 2-0 defeat to Port Vale was Harrogate's.

England is now preparing to take on Andorra, having already collected 16 points out of a possible 18, in Group I. This includes a win of 4-0 over their weekend counterparts during the September international break.

Gareth Southgate's team will then welcome Hungary to Wembley, on October 12, as they attempt to qualify for the 2022 World Cup Qatar.

Follow Andorra against England on Saturday, September 9th at 7.45pm. Watch our live blog and free match highlights on Sky Sports app and website starting at 11pm.

The next match will be between England and Hungary on Tuesday October 12, at 7.45pm. Highlights of the match are available for free starting at 11pm.