Euro 2021: Turpin among the arbitrators selected, historic first for Frappart

UEFA announced on Wednesday the names of the 18 central referees selected to officiate during the Euro (June 11-July 11, 2021). Clément Turpin will be one of them. Stéphanie Frappart, she will be fourth referee. A first.

He will represent France. Clément Turpin is one of 18 central referees selected by the UEFA referees committee to officiate at the Euro this summer (11 June-11 July 2021).

Aged 38, he started in Ligue 1 in 2008, becoming at 26 the youngest referee to practice in the first division. He has since risen through the ranks to the international level, including leading matches at Euro 2016, the Rio Olympics the same year, and the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

A new level for Frappart

He will be accompanied, during this Euro postponed for a year due to the coronavirus epidemic, by Stéphanie Frappart. It is the first time that a female referee has been selected by UEFA for a men’s Euro. She will officiate as fourth referee.

Like Clément Turpin and the other selected referees, she will take part in a preparation course in Istanbul (Turkey), from May 10 to 13. At 37, she is a pioneer and has been accustomed to crossing the thresholds for a few years.

She in turn became the first female central referee in Ligue 1, then in the Champions League. Most recently, in March, she became the first woman to referee a men’s World Cup qualifying match. This is a new stage in his career.

The complete list of the 18 selected central referees:

Felix Brych (Germany)
Cüneyt Çakir (Turkey)
Carlos Del Cerro Grande (Spain)
Andreas Ekberg (Sweden)
Orel Grinfeeld (Israel)
Ovidiu Alin Hategan (Romania)
Sergei Karasev (Russia)
Istvan Kovacs (Romania)
Bjorn Kuipers (Netherlands)
Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
Michael Oliver (England)
Daniele Orsato (Italy)
Artur Manuel Ribeiro Soares Dias (Portugal)
Daniel Siebert (Germany)
Anthony Taylor (England)
Clement Turpin (France)
Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)

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