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Italian model qualifies to referee Serie A football fixtures

Claudia Romani passed all qualifications required to be an Italian Serie A referee

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A former model could finally ditch the stilettoes for a whistle after she passed all qualifications required to be an Italian Serie A referee.

“Running around on the pitch with all those players and calling the shots is just an irresistible opportunity,” the 32-year-old Claudia Romani was quoted as saying this week, reported British daily the Independent.

Claudia Romani Daily Mail
Claudia Romani Daily Mail

So far, no female referee has taken charge of a Serie A match but other women have increasingly taken such roles in other popular leagues in the world.

Bibiana Steinhaus in Germany became the first female referee to officiate a professional men’s match.