Honduran referees Melissa Pastrana and Shirley Perelló will lead the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand
The Honduran arbitration union rejoices with the elections of the central Melissa Borjas Pastrana and the assistant Shirley Perello to arbitrate the Australia and New Zealand Women’s World Cup 2023.
The World Cup in Oceania will be held between July 20 and August 20 of this year, for which 33 referees, 55 assistant referees and 19 members of the video arbitration (VAR), with six women within said group.
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Melissa Pastrana Y Shirley Perelloboth 36 years old, will direct their third absolute World Cup for their branch after their participation in Canada 2015 and France 2019. The catrachas were also present at the Tokyo Olympics, where they delivered justice in a semifinal game.
Surely this will be the last world in which the catrachas referees appear, since they have announced that they could retire once they meet their goal of reaching the Paris Olympics in 2024. The last tournament they were in was the U-20 World Cup last August in Coast delicious.
Pastrana and Perello They will travel in the coming weeks to attend the preparation seminars that FIFA will give in Doha (Qatar) and Montevideo (Uruguay). In these workshops they will review and analyze videos of real plays, and they will train in practical sessions with the participation of players.
In addition to the Hondurans, 11 referees from concacaf were elected for the World Cup in Australia Y New Zealand.
Representing Mexico are Katia García (central), Karen Díaz (assistant), Enedina Caudillo (assistant) and Sandra Ramírez (assistant).
For the United States, Tori Penso (central), Ekaterina Koroleva (central), Kathryn Nesbitt (assistant) Felisha Mariscal (assistant) and Broke Mayo (assistant), and for Canada the referees Myriam Marcotte (central) and Carol Anne Chenard (VAR) ).