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Who is the referee for the UEFA Super Cup match between Liverpool and Chelsea?

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Referee Stephanie Frappart poses with the Super Cup match ball on the pitch at Besiktas Park in Turkey
Stephanie Frappart  shall be the major referee for the match between Liverpool and Chelsea (Photo by means of Alex Caparros – UEFA/UEFA by means of Getty Images)

Liverpool and Chelsea are set to stand off for the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday evening.

The annual fixture sees the winners of the Champions League and Europa League face every different, and they’ll meet at Besiktas Park in Turkey

Both groups shall be coming to the fixture are blended leads to the opening weekend of the new Premier League season.

Liverpool loved a at ease 4-1 win towards Norwich on Friday night, whilst Frank Lampard noticed his Chelsea group overwhelmed 4-Zero towards Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Who is the Super Cup referee?

French referee Stephanie Frappart shall be taking fee of the match between Liverpool and Chelsea on Wednesday evening.

She will turn out to be the first lady to take fee of a big males’s European match.

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Referee Stephanie Frappart points to the air and blows her whistle during the Women's World Cup Final 2019
Stephanie has revel in the use of VAR from the Women’s World Cup (Photo by means of Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Stephanie is used to being all in favour of large fits, as she additionally officiated in the Women’s World Cup ultimate between USA and the Netherlands in July.

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The 35-year-old has been operating as a referee since 2009 and early in her occupation she took fee of a number of fits in the 3rd department of guys’s soccer in France.

She then stepped forward to Ligue 2 in 2014 and in April 2019 she took fee of her first Ligue 1 match when SC Amiens confronted RC Strasbourg.

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Referee Stephanie Frappart talks to Alexandra Popp during the Women's World Cup 2019
Stephanie Frappart took fee of a number of video games all the way through the Women’s World Cup (Photo by means of Naomi Baker – FIFA/FIFA by means of Getty Images)

In the Super Cup fixture she shall be operating as a part of an-female group that shall be managing the sport on the pitch, with Manuela Nicolosi and Michelle O’Neill operating as assistant referees.

Speaking about her appointment, UEFA leader refereeing officer Roberto Rosetti mentioned: ‘She has the ability to officiate on the biggest stage, as she proved at this year’s Women’s World Cup ultimate.

‘I hope this match in Istanbul will provide her with yet more experience as she enters the prime of her refereeing career.’

The best different feminine referee to take fee of a aggressive males’s match for UEFA used to be Nicole Petignat who officiated in 3 UEFA Cup qualifying spherical fits between 2004 and 2009.

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