Ethiopian referee Lidia Tafese has been shortlisted to officiate at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand from July 10th to August 20, 2023. FIFA has selected 19 African referees for the upcoming Women’s World Cup.
The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) confirmed that the match officials were selected from 15 member associations. From the 19, eight are referees and 11 are assistant referees.
Lidia, a FIFA international referee, has experience officiating in the 2019 Women’s World Cup, AFCON and various continental tournaments.
The Competition is the 9th edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, a quadrennial world championship for women’s national football teams organized by FIFA, will see the Cup expanded from 24 to 32 teams. The United States are the defending champions going into the competition, having won the previous two tournaments in 2015 and 2019.