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Rupa Devi is India’s first Woman Referee in FIFA

Rupa Devi from Dindigul Tamilnadu Selected by FIFA as a Referee for International football matches. Rupa Devi is India’s first Woman Referee to officiate on the International stages. It will be a great boot for women in India.

Rupa said “At Doha, I was given the opportunity to officiate as a central referee in three matches, one as the assistant referee and another as the fourth referee. I have done the job to the best of my ability. I am hoping for more opportunities,”

Rupa Devi’s first started playing football for her college’s team Madurai Kamarajar University – team.  She played many international matches and made a good impression held at Jamshedpur and Jabalpur test to get this job. The last at Doha she was also asked to manage a football competition held in Sri Lanka which prepared her for the trip to Doha.



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