Yoshimi Yamashita is the first female referee in the AFC Champions League

Yoshimi Yamashita is the first female referee in the AFC Champions League

Women's referee Yoshimi Yamashitat is set to make history by leading the men's French Cup final. The French Football Federation (FFF) handed over the management of the match to him on Thursday. Frapart will host the match between Nice vs Nantes in Stade de France on May 7 in Paris.

Pascal Garibian, technical director of refereeing, said in a press release from the FFF: "He has been appointed as qualified.

The Asian Football Confederation has taken such a decision to ensure the participation of women at all levels and to contribute to the development of women's football through it.

In 2019, Yamashita, Bojono and Teshirogi first co-hosted an FC Cup match in Asia's second tier.

The AFC plans to launch the Women's Champions League next year.