FEMALE referees are set to be used for the first time at a men’s World Cup.
She became a FIFA-qualified referee in 2009.
Frappart said of host nation Qatar, which places strict rules on women: “I will go there for the competition. I wouldn’t go there for the environment”
“But perhaps this World Cup will improve women’s rights in the country.”
Rwandan midwife Mukansanga, 34, and Japanese personal trainer Yamashita, 36, have also been selected to officiate on the global stage.
The fleet of female officials said they were confident refereeing in front of a worldwide audience scrutinising their every decision.
Legendary official Pierluigi Collina, head of the referees’ committee, said: “For us, they are referees, they are match officials.”
Collina, who refereed the 2002 World Cup final, added that the women were not picked because of their gender and would be allowed to officiate games involving conservative nations such as Saudi Arabia and Iran.