FIFA WORLD CUP 2022: Record-breaker Yoshimi Yamashita aims to make “football more attractive”, admits pressure will be huge ahead in Qatar

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FIFA WORLD CUP 2022: Record-breaker Yoshimi Yamashita aims to make "football more attractive", admits pressure will be huge ahead in Qatar
FIFA WORLD CUP 2022: Record-breaker Yoshimi Yamashita aims to make "football more attractive", admits pressure will be huge ahead in Qatar

FIFA WORLD CUP 2022: Follow 2022 Qatar World Cup Live – The FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar will feature three female referees. This will be the first time that the FIFA World Cup will feature female referees. Japanese referee Yoshimi Yamashita has admitted that Football has become more attractive but there is immense pressure on her as she is all set to take on the high-profile job. Follow all FIFA 2022 World Cup Live Updates on Insidesport.IN

FIFA WORLD CUP 2022: Record-breaker Yoshimi Yamashita aims to make “football more attractive”, admits pressure will be huge ahead in Qatar

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FIFA WORLD CUP 2022: Record-breaker Yoshimi Yamashita aims to make "football more attractive", admits pressure will be huge ahead in Qatar
FIFA WORLD CUP 2022: Record-breaker Yoshimi Yamashita aims to make “football more attractive”, admits pressure will be huge ahead in Qatar

“One of the big goals as a referee is to bring out the attractiveness of soccer. So if I need to communicate with the players, I will do that. If I need to show a card, I will show a card. Rather than control, I’m thinking about what to do towards the big goal of bringing out the appeal of soccer,” she said.

Apart from Yoshimi Yamashita of Japan, the other two female referees of the tournament will be France’s Stephanie Frappar and Salima Mukansanga from Rwanda. The trio has been involved in the team of the 36 top match officials who have been entrusted with the duty of carrying out the games at the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

Apart from the female trio referees, three other female assistant referees have also been involved in the total squad of 69 officials. Yoshimi Yamashita believes that fans and spectators will be made aware of the changes that are slowly being brought into the spot.

FIFA WORLD CUP 2022: Record-breaker Yoshimi Yamashita aims to make “football more attractive”, admits pressure will be huge ahead in Qatar

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Amidst all the restrictions that are implied on women, especially in the Middle-East countries, the Qatar World Cup will be going into the history books for involving female referees for the first time ever in a World Cup game.

No female referee has ever taken charge of a World Cup fixture in the long and distinguished history of the competition, with the history books about to be re-written in Qatar. Yamashita who has experience in officiating in the J-League and in the Tokyo Olympics said, “Of course, I think the pressure is huge and I think I have a lot of responsibility. But I am really happy to take this duty and pressure, so I try to take it positively and I try to be happy.

“It’s the speed, but not just the players’ speed. Not the ball speed. It’s just the game speed. It means for me I have to make quicker decisions — more speed,” she concluded.

FIFA WORLD CUP 2022: Record-breaker Yoshimi Yamashita aims to make “football more attractive”, admits pressure will be huge ahead in Qatar

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