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Copa América will characteristic its first feminine referees and assistants


Girls match officers had been appointed to work the Copa América for the primary time on Friday.

María Victoria Penso of america and Edina Alves of Brazil will probably be referees within the event.

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Each will probably be supported by assistants Neuza Again of Brazil, Mary Blanco of Colombia, Migdalia Rodríguez of Venezuela, and Brooke Mayo and Kathryn Nesbitt of the U.S.

Nicaragua’s Tatiana Guzmán was designated as a video assessment official.

“It’s a excessive dedication taken by CONMEBOL since 2016, betting on the event and professionalization of extra girls on and off the sector of play, selling soccer with equality in numerous tournaments,” the South American soccer physique mentioned in an announcement.

A complete of 101 referees will work on the Copa América hosted by america from June 20.

As a part of a CONMEBOL-UEFA settlement, Italian referee Maurizio Mariani and his compatriots Daniele Brindoni and Alberto Tegoni (assistants) and Marco Di Bello and Alejandro Di Paolo (VAR) will even work the South American championship.