Referees FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019

Referees FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 are chosen. The Referees Committee has selected 27 referees and 48 assistant referees, representing 42 different countries for the final tournament in France.

Update with names of referees active after the group stage.

Referees FIFA Women's World Cup 2019: Esther StaubliEsther Staubli

    and team. Photo: Sportsfile from Uefa press release

Lets go back to September 2015, because that’s when the journey of these referees starts with this project. After a long journey and a lot of test matches, these ladies made the final cut. Congrats to all these referees who made it to France.

AFC referees

  • Kate Jacewicz (Australia)
  • Casey Reibelt (Australia)
  • Liang Qin (China)
  • Hyang Ok Ri (People’s Rupublic of Korea)
  • Yoshimi Yamashita (Japan)

Concacaf referees

  • Marie-Soleil Beaudoin (Canada)
  • Melissa Borjas (Honduras)
  • Carol Anne Chenard (Canada)
  • Ekaterina Koreleva (USA)
  • Lucila Venegas (Mexico)

CAF referees

  • Lidya Tafesse Abede (Ethiopia)
  • Gladys Lengwe (Zambia)
  • Salima Mukansanga (Rwanda)

Conmebol referees

  • Edina Alves Batista (Brazil)
  • Maria Carvajal (Chile)
  • Laura Fortunato (Argentina)
  • Claudia Umpierrez (Uruguay)

OFC referee

Anna-Marie Keighley (New Zealand)

Uefa referees

All (Assistant) Referees FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019

Assistant referees 2019 Women's World Cup

Check out all match officials (including ARs)

Video assistant referees


Christopher Beath (Australia)
Mohammed Abdulla Mohammed (United Arab Emirates)


Drew Fischer (Canada)


Mauro Vigliano (Argentina)


Bastian Dankert (Germany)
Carlos del Cerro Grande (Spain)
Michael Fabbri (Italy)
Paweł Gil (Poland)
Massimiliano Irrati (Italy)
Thiago Bruno Lopes Martins (Portugal)
Danny Makkelie (The Netherlands)
José María Sánchez Martínez (Spain)
Sascha Stegemann (Germany)
Clément Turpin (France)
Paolo Valeri (Italy)
Felix Zwayer (Germany)

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