Spanish Laliga To Introduce Its First Female Referee in 2019/2020 season


Spanish La Liga have announced the inclusion of its first female referee next season, as confirmed by the Spanish Football Federation on Tuesday. 
This is coming 12 years after female referee, Marisa Villa, who was named in La Liga’s list in 2007 did not pass the physical tests required to officiate a match.
Guadalupe Porras Ayuso 32year old  assistant referee, , who will now become the first woman ever to officiate in the league, has worked in the Spanish Segunda division, the men’s second division, for two seasons and before that officiated for eight seasons in Segunda B, the third division in Spain.
“The assistant referee will be the first woman to debut in the top flight,” the RFEF said in a statement.
Media also revealed that her elevation will give the much needed boost to for the female gender equality in Spanish soccer football, following the year long unprecedented interest in the women’s game.

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