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Vietnamese female referees to oversee Women's World Cup finals

By Dang Khoa   January 15, 2021 | 04:45 am PT
Vietnamese female referees to oversee Women's World Cup finals
Female referee Bui Thi Thu Trang (yellow) oversees a match of Women's National U19 Championship 2016 in Ha Nam Province, northern Vietnam. Photo courtesy of Vietnam Football Federation.
FIFA will select two female Vietnamese referees to oversee the 2023 Women's World Cup finals in Australia and New Zealand.

Duong Van Hien, head of V. League 1's referee division, revealed the information during a press conference Thursday.

He said two of three Vietnamese female referees named by FIFA - Bui Thi Thu Trang, Cong Thi Dung and Le Thi Ly - would oversee the Women's World Cup finals.

Elite FIFA referees can officiate in top level tournaments like World Cup and Olympics.

Vietnam also has two male FIFA-verified referees: Hoang Ngoc Ha and Ngo Duy Lan.

While the female referees will head to 2023 Women's World Cup, the women's national football team are also eyeing a slot in the league after FIFA increased the number of teams from 24 to 32.

In 2015 AFC Women’s Asian Cup, Vietnam lost to Thailand in the match for the fifth and final place at the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France.

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