Japanese referee Yoshimi Yamashita during the AFC Cup match between  Yangon United and Naga World. Photo: AFP
Japanese referee Yoshimi Yamashita during the AFC Cup match between Yangon United and Naga World. Photo: AFP

Trailblazing referee Yoshimi Yamashita proud of Fifa World Cup role, calls it a ‘dream I couldn’t even think about’

  • The 36-year-old broke new ground last month when she became the first woman to take charge of an Asian Champions League match
  • Stephanie Frappart of France and Rwanda’s Salima Mukansanga are also on a list of 36 referees for the tournament in Qatar

Japanese referee Yoshimi Yamashita during the AFC Cup match between  Yangon United and Naga World. Photo: AFP
Japanese referee Yoshimi Yamashita during the AFC Cup match between Yangon United and Naga World. Photo: AFP
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