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B-roll Video Release: American referee Kathryn Nesbitt reminisces journey to prominence
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At the FIFA (www.FIFA.com) World Cup Qatar 2022™, American Assistant Referee Kathryn Nesbitt helped create history as part of a sextet of women – three referees, three assistant referees – who were selected to officiate on football’s biggest global stage. A first in the 92-year history of the tournament.
With the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2022 set to kick off tomorrow – Wednesday 1 February 2023 – Nesbitt is once again part of the group of FIFA match officials preparing for a showcase tournament. Later this year, she will also travel to Australia and New Zealand, as a selected official for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™.
Now at the top of her profession, where did it all start? “I started officiating when I was young, only 14 years old. For me it was just a hobby at the time” Kathryn told FIFA.com. “I also pursued a career in chemistry simultaneously with my refereeing and really enjoyed both, but now for sure my number one passion is refereeing.”
Blending a career in chemistry with one in international football is certainly a rarity. FIFA took the opportunity to speak with one of the most interesting characters in world refereeing.
The video submission includes an interview with American Assistant Referee Kathryn Nesbitt, b-roll of her training and b-roll of her during a match.
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