When Bibiana Steinhaus became the first woman in history to referee a match in the Bundesliga, she caused a serious commotion. Mostly among men. The Bundesliga, so some say, is a man’s world. What do you reckon, Ms Steinhaus?
More than 70 women, 20 different countries and one passion: football. An exhibition traveling around Germany is aiming to make female football supporters more visible by telling their stories.
World Cup official Felix Brych and Bibiana Steinhaus have been named Germany's referees of the year for 2018. Meanwhile, one of Brych's assistants in Russia has reacted to sharp criticism from Serbia's head coach.
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.
An Iranian television station is reported to have avoided showing the Bundesliga's only female referee during Bayern Munich's game in Cologne. Instead, the directors switched to shots of spectators.
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