Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Could there be a female linesman at the World Cup

The 2006 World Cup might just mark the first time that a female linesman will be used at the World Cup if Nelly Viennot of France gets the nod. The 44-year-old, who became the first woman to run the line in France's first division in 1996, is one of 82 candidates for 60 places at the tournament in Germany.

It is about time something like this happens. If she is in shape enough and has the experience, let's bring this wall down.

The other question I have about linesmen, will there be any Americans in the final 60, or will they be shut out just like our refs?

Update: Viennot failed a sprint test on Friday, Aril 21st, thus she will not take part in the World Cup.


Anonymous nico said...

I agree, if she's amongst the best bring her on.

The only thing I "fear" is jacknut players/managers thinking they can berate her because she's a woman.

I'm sure the center ref would reign that in, but still, you know some jackass is going to shoot his mouth off at some point.

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