The Bundesliga is about to get its first female referee. This comes after the German football association included Bibiana Steinhaus on its list of match officials for the coming season.
Bibiana Steinhaus made headlines this year by becoming the first female to referee a match in one of Europe's top leagues. However, she tells DW that every referee should be judged solely on his or her performance.
Bibiana Steinhaus made headlines as the first woman to referee in a major European league. But things are different away from the Bundesliga spotlight, as two female referees in Germany's amateur leagues told DW.
Bibiana Steinhaus became the first female to referee in the Bundesliga when she officiated a game on Sunday. Steinhaus has waited a long time for her chance and has had to overcome plenty of hurdles along the way.
She may have tried her best to ensure she wasn't the center of attention but Bibiana Steinhaus was the story of the Bundesliga weekend. Here's how those in the game reacted to her debut on Sunday.
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