Previously, seven citizens of the country received this status.
The International Football Federation (FIFA) has appointed 34-year-old Anoud al-Asmari as an international referee. This is reported by Arabian Daily.
Anoud al-Asmari became the first woman from Saudi Arabia to receive this status. Before her, only seven citizens of the country became international arbitrators.
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Over the past few years, the authorities of Saudi Arabia have been actively engaged in the development of mass football sports. We are talking about the creation of the first women’s football league and school league for girls. In addition, Saudi Arabia has applied to host the Asian Women’s Cup in 2026. The country is also expected to bid with Egypt and Greece to host the 2030 World Cup.