FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup
29 November 2016, 6 am – Port Moresby (Sir John Guise Stadium)
Korea DPR v United States
Referee: Katalin Kulcsár (Hungary)
Assistant Referee 1: Katalin Török (Hungary)
Assistant Referee 2: Svetlana Bilić (Serbia)
Fourth Official: Finau Vulivuli (Fiji)
What a fantastic year for Hungary’s top female referee, Katalin Kulcsár. The 31-year-old has been an international referee since 2005, having refereed her 1st International match in September 2004, between Malta and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Last season she officiated three UEFA Women’s Champions League matches in her 6th season at that level, including the goalless quarter-final first leg between Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain in Spain, before being awarded the honour of refereeing the 2016 UEFA Women’s Champions League final between Wolfsburg and Olympique Lyonnais.
Katalin already has a FIFA U-17 World Cup final under her belt, having refereed the final in 2009 between Germany v Spain. She also appeared at the UEFA Women’s Euro’s in 2013, her fantastic performances in the group stages earning her the quarter final between Italy v Germany. She was also chosen for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in 2014, refereeing 2 group stage matches. She also refereed at the group stage in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015.
Fantastic to see our female referees getting the honours, they deserve.
Congratulations Katalin & team.