Steinhaus to become first female Bundesliga ref

Steinhaus to become Bundesliga┬┤s first female referee

Bundesliga appoint their first ever female referee, Bibiana Steinhaus, in European first

NOVEMBER 21: referee Bibiana Steinhaus in action during the Second Bandesliga match between TSV 1860 Muenchen and 1.

"It is on the one hand confirmation for the hard work I've done to get here, on the other hand also great incentive to continue to work".

The 38-year-old, who also works as a police officer, and is dating Howard Webb, has been predominantly officiating lower league games.

"I am used to this pressure and am convinced I will find my feet quickly in the Bundesliga", she said.

"My style during a game is characterised by intensive communication", she said.

"It has always been my dream to be active as a referee in the Bundesliga". Steinhaus coolly brushed him off, while German media heavily criticized the Spaniard, who now manages Manchester City.

"After all, it was not just anyone but the star coach of FC Bayern", said former world-class referee Urs Meier at the time.

The player, Kerem Demirbay, was roundly criticized for his remark and banned five games by the league.

Bibiana Steinhaus of Germany officiates in the women's final soccer match featuring the USA against Japan at the London 2012 Olympic Games in London at Wembley Stadium, August 9, 2012.

And she took charge of the women's gold medal match between Japan and the United States of America at the 2012 Olympic Games. "I'm very much looking forward to the task that awaits me", Steinhaus told BBC Sport.

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