Iranian referees to officiate in UEFA Women’s futsal

TEHRAN, Dec. 03 (MNA) – Iranian women referees Gelareh Nazemi and Zari Fathi will officiate in UEFA Women's Futsal EURO 2019 final tournament, said the head of the Referee Committee of Iran Football Federation.

Davoud Raf’ati said that Nazemi and Fathi will depart for Portugal to officiate UEFA Women's Futsal EURO 2019, adding, “this can be a critically important moment Iranian women referees.”

In mid-October, she successfully officiated one of the most important matches in her career which was the final of the Women’s Youth Olympic Futsal Tournament Buenos Aires 2018 between Portugal and Japan.

“Showing men I could do it was a motivating factor,” 34-year-old Gelareh Nazemi told FIFA.com in an exclusive interview.

Four teams of Portugal, Spain, Ukraine, and Russia have advanced to the final tournament of UEFA Women's Futsal EURO 2019 which is going to be held from February 15 to 17 in Porto, Portugal.

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