The World Football Federation protects female referees, even though they are suspected of being able to handle intense matches.
According to the London Evening Standard, FIFA has no intention of changing how to control the matches in the women’s soccer World Cup. “It is not necessary to bring male referees to help female colleagues,” the FIFA spokesman stressed.
FIFA also absolutely supports female referee Qin Luong, who was heavily criticized by the British media and the women’s team for not showing a red card for Cameroon in the eighth round match between the two teams, although Nikita Parris, Fran Kirby and Steph Houghton were repeatedly violated. The British side said that Ms. Qin did not dare to act strongly because she was afraid of recruiting Cameroon girls.
FIFA has only allowed female referees to start matches in the women’s World Cup since 1995. However, this agency does not set specific criteria for the level of arbitration such as the number of years of experience and age like the World Cup for men’s soccer, makes the referee quality in the highest playing field in the world of women’s football in doubt.
In the English match against Cameroon 3-0 on June 23, many ugly scenes took place. At the end of the first half, when Ellen White raised the score to 2-0. The linesman is flagged offside, but the VAR team announces valid goal. Referee Qin Luong recognized the goal, but the Cameroon team said that they were forced to try, and surrounded the Chinese referee for many minutes. Cameroon kept the warmth from before, when he received a goal from an indirect penalty in the penalty area in the 14th minute because of the error of goalkeeper Annette Ngo Ndom.