American referee Tory Penso was selected by FIFA on Friday for this women’s world cup Last (Sundays at 6 AM ET on Fox and the Fox Sports App) between spain And England to complete a rare double after serving one out in the semi-finals.

Penso will return to Sydney’s Stadium Australia on Sunday, where he officiated for England 3-1 win co-host nation on Wednesday Australia,

FIFA refereeing boss Pierluigi Collina said, “We know that his appointment came quite unexpectedly, as he was appointed for the semi-finals, “but we are absolutely convinced that there should be the best referee for the final, and he Was the best.”

Penso’s team for the final includes touchline assistants Brooke Mayo and Katherine Nesbitt. Nesbit also worked 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup in Qatar last year.

His selection was revealed by Colina on the jersey at a meeting of all remaining match officials working in Australia and New Zealand.

“When they turned it over to show my name, I melted,” Penso said in an interview published by FIFA. “To be honest, I didn’t even know how I reacted. Tears of joy, sure, but I was overwhelmed with emotion.”

Penso has officiated in men’s sports. major league soccer From 2020 – the first woman to do so in 20 years. Her husband Chris has also been an MLS referee on the FIFA list for international games. He has three daughters.

Two-time defending champion paves way for Penso to reach Women’s World Cup final United States of america was eliminated in the round of 16 by Sweden,

Reporting by The Associated Press.

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