Rebecca Welch has been selected to referee at the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Selected alongside 20 other referees, the 40-year-old will work alongside assistant referee, Emily Carney, and video assistant referee, David Coote,

The trio are the only English officials to be selected by FIFA.

Welch’s selection will not come as a surprise to many, as she is becoming a dominant figure in the world of match officiating.

Welch recently made history as she became the first female to referee a Premier League fixture back in December, between Burnley and Fulham.

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She also worked at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia last summer, officiating 3 games, as well as recently becoming the first female referee to be inducted into the National Football Museum’s Hall of Fame.

The men’s tournament will commence on July 24th, and will end August 9th, whilst the women’s tournament will commence on July 25th, and will finish on August 10th.

Both tournaments will draw to a close at Parc des Princes.

Games have been scheduled to take place in a variety of cities, including Lyon, Nice, Bordeaux and Nantes.

It is yet to be revealed whether Welch will be working on the men’s or the women’s tournament.

Goal-line technology and VAR will be in place for both tournaments, alongside semi-automated offside technology.

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