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Esther Staubli: It was a big honour

The FIFA U-17 World Cup group match between Japan and New Caledonia saw history made, with Switzerland’s Esther Staubli becoming the first female referee to officiate at India’s showpiece.

Staubli is one of seven women referees invited to the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, where all the male and female match officials, nominated by FIFA’s Referees Committee, have completed a host of activities together in a series of seminars, including theoretical sessions in the classroom and practical sessions on the field of play.

See how Esther Staubli relives her moment of glory in a short FIFA TV video interview…

(Photo courtesy: Screenshot – FIFA TV)