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FIFA declined the proposal for the male referee to supervise the Women's World Cup

FIFA declined the proposal for the male referee to supervise the Women's World Cup

The World Football Federation defends female referees, though they are suspected of being able to control intense matches.

According to London Evening Standard, FIFA has no intention of changing the way of controlling the matches in the women's football World Cup. "There is no need to bring sponsors to help female colleagues," the FIFA spokesman said.

FIFA also absolutely supports female referee Qin Liang. She was heavily criticized by the British media and the women's team when she did not withdraw any red cards for Cameroon in the round of 1/2 match between the two teams, although Nikita Parris, Fran Kirby and Steph Houghton were constantly being abused. The British side said that Ms. Qin did not dare to be strong because she feared that Cameroon girls would make a mess.

FIFA has rules that allow female referees to capture women's World Cup matches since 1995. However, this agency does not set any specific criteria for the level of arbitration such as the number of years of experience, age... like the World Cup for men's football. This inadvertently makes the quality of referees in the highest playing field in the women's football world be suspected.

In the match of the English Women football team winning the Cameroon Women football team 3-0 on June 23, many ugly scenes took place. At the end of the first half, Ellen White raised the score to 2-0. The referee raises the offside flag, but the VAR team announces a valid goal. Referee Qin Liang recognized the goal, but the Cameroon Women football team claimed that they were being punished, and besieged the Chinese referee for several minutes. The Cameroon women's football team kept their warmth in mind when receiving a goal from an indirect penalty in the 14th minute when the goalkeeper Annette Ngo Ndom made a pass to the teammate.

Stress is visible on many Cameroon players. They left the changing room during the early break, and headed to the yard with a nervous face. At the beginning of the second half, Ajara Nchout of Cameroon women's football was intervened by VAR, stripping a goal. This player burst into tears on the pitch, causing the match to be interrupted.

After the English women's football team set the score 3-0, Cameroon Women football team played rough. Referee Qin Liang ignored the penalty clearly when Fran Kirby was fouled by Ysis Sonkeng in Cameroon. Subsequently, the African team had two red card exits when Parris was elbowed and Houghton was stepped on his feet, even though the referee had assisted VAR technology. Earlier, at the beginning of the match, Augustine Ejangue of the Cameroon women's football team also caused an aversion when spitting on Toni Duggan's hand.

How to control the match of Qin Liang makes both the British women's football team and the women's football team Cameroon criticize. Coach Alan Djeumfa on Cameroon's side said: "They don't want any African team to win". English football team coach Phil Neville is also disgruntled: "I was ashamed for 90 minutes, while sitting there and constantly witnessing bad actions never seen on the pitch".

Male referees are not allowed to participate in women's tournaments, but female referees still participate in men's tournaments. In the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, there are three referees working in the men's soccer tournament, including Bibiana Steinhaus (Germany), Stephanie Frappart (France) and Claudia Umpierrez (Uruguay).