Indian referee Uvena to officiate in FIFA U-20 Women’s World CupMay 11, 2018
India’s Uvena Fernandes has been selected to officiate as an assistant referee in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup slated to be held in France from August 5-24.
Uvena had earlier become the first Indian female assistant referee to officiate in a World Cup including the final match when she officiated in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup final match between Japan and North Korea.
She had officiated four World Cup matches in the Women’s U-17 World Cup for which she was presented the AFC Referees Special Award in 2016.
“It is like another dream coming true and I cannot believe that I will be officiating in my second FIFA World Cup in less than two years,” she said on Thursday.
“I thank AIFF for all the guidance and help. It is not only a boost for me, it’s a boost for women’s football and women’s refereeing in general and it shows that Indian referees can also make it to the big stage on a regular basis,” she added.