Cheryl Foster and Rebecca Welch among WEURO2022 refs

Cheryl Foster to officiate at UEFA Women's Euros
Referee Cheryl Foster. (Photo: Cristiano Mazzi/Sports Press Photo)

Cheryl Foster of Wales and Rebecca Welch of England have made the twelve-strong team of referees for UEFA Women’s EURO 2022.

England’s Sian Massey-Ellis and Lisa Rashid, as well as Ireland’s Michelle O’Neill will officiate as assistant referees. Scotland’s Lorraine Watson is a fourth official.

The full list of referees who have been selected (in alphabetical order):

Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)
Iuliana Demetrescu (Romania)
Cheryl Foster (Wales)
Stéphanie Frappart (France)
Marta Huerta de Aza (Spain)
Riem Hussein (Germany)
Lina Lehtovaara (Finland)
Ivana Martinčić (Croatia)
Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)
Tess Olofsson (Sweden)
Esther Staubli (Switzerland)
Rebecca Welch (England)

As part of an exchange programme between UEFA and CONMEBOL, Venezuelan referee Emikar Calderas Barrera and her assistants will be part of the team.

A team of two video assistant referees will be deployed for the first time at all matches in a UEFA Women’s EURO final tournament.

The full list of match officials is available here.

Rebecca Welsh  to referee at UEFA Women's Euro 2022
Referee Rebecca Welch. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

UEFA’s Chief Refereeing Officer, Roberto Rosetti, told “We have had some tough decisions to make on which referees will go to the Women’s EURO, because we now have a growing group of high-calibre officials from which to choose.

“Having assessed the referees at our preparation courses, and after following their performances in UEFA competitions, we know that the selected officials have all it takes to deliver confident and uniform decision-making at the final tournament.”

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