Five Korean female referees will participate in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
On the 9th, FIFA announced the list of referees for the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, including five Korean female referees. From Korea, referees Oh Hyun-jeong (35), Kim Yoo-jeong (34), Kim Gyeong-min (43), Lee Seul-gi (43), and Park Mi-suk (40) were named. Oh Hyeon-jeong and Kim Yu-jeong are the referees, and Kim Kyung-min, Lee Seul-gi and Park Mi-sook are the assistant referees.
This is the first time that five Korean referees have appeared in the Women’s World Cup, where the world’s best referees are put in. Previously, two were the most.
Oh Hyun-jung, the referee, said, “She will be competing in a FIFA-sponsored tournament for the first time since participating in the 2014 U-17 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica. She was selected as the Korea Football Association’s ‘Female Referee of the Year’ in 2017, and was selected as the ‘Female Special Referee’ for four consecutive years from 2019, and her skills were recognized. In particular, she is familiar with her soccer fans because she recently played as a female soccer referee in a TV entertainment program.
Kim Yoo-jung, the referee, also had experience participating in the U-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica last year. In 2019, she won the Football Association Women’s Referee of the Year award, which is also her first ever Women’s World Cup.
Veteran assistant referee Kim Gyeong-min has been assigned as a referee for the fifth consecutive Women’s World Cup since the 2007 Chinese tournament. Assistant referee Kim is the first Korean soccer player to participate in the FIFA World Cup 5 times, including male and female players, coaches and referees. 슬롯사이트
Assistant referee Seulgi Lee will participate in the second consecutive round following the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France. Park Mi-sook is an assistant referee for Australian men’s professional football. It is the first time to be a World Cup referee.
A total of 107 referees will participate in this Women’s World Cup. There are 33 referees, 56 assistant referees, and 18 VAR referees. South Korea produced the second most referees, along with Canada. The country with the largest number of participants is the United States (six). However, in the United States, the number of field judges is the same as in Korea, five, and one VAR judge was added. Four from the host country, Australia, and three from Japan, a strong player in women’s soccer.
The referees selected this time will attend a referee seminar hosted by FIFA from the 30th to the 2nd of next month.
Meanwhile, at the 2022 Qatar Men’s World Cup, which ended last month, no Korean referee was produced.