Female referee Yoshimi Yamashita at 2022 Qatar World Cup

Female referee Yoshimi Yamashita at 2022 Qatar World Cup

'Football is a beautiful game' - Japanese referee 'Football is a beautiful game' - Japanese referee Yoshimi Yamashita has been selected to lead the upcoming Men's World Cup match, according to legends. Yamashita is one of three female referees listed by FIFA to host the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.

For the first time, women referees are going to officiate the match on this biggest stage of football which will start from November 21. Speaking about his work, Yamashita said, 'Let the game shine as it should.

has been selected to lead the upcoming Men's World Cup match, according to legends. Yamashita is one of three female referees listed by FIFA to host the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.

For the first time, women referees are going to officiate the match on this biggest stage of football which will start on November 21. Speaking about his work, Yamashita said, 'Let the game shine as it should.

She described the excitement of leaving the waiting room just before a match. “I guess it cheers me up in that moment. I feel like that's when I switch gears the most," she said.

She said the difference in the men’s and women’s game was, of course, speed. But not simply that some men might run faster. “It’s the speed, but not just the players’ speed,” she said. “Not the ball speed. It’s just the game speed. It means for me I have to make quicker decisions — more speed."

The other two FIFA referees are Stephanie Frapart of France and Salima Mukansanga of Rwanda. A total of 36 referees have been included in the list. FIFA has also included three female assistants in its list of 59 assistant referees for the World Cup. They are Newza Beck of Brazil, Karen Diaz Medina of Mexico and Catherine Nesbitt of the United States. Of course, not all of them will be responsible for managing the match.