Joanna Charaktis selected as match official for the U-17 Women’s World Cup in India

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Australia will have a strong presence of match officials at this year’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India after three representatives were added to the list of match officials for the tournament.

Greek Australian Joanna Charaktis has been appointed as an assistant referee, alongside fellow Australians Lara Lee and Casey Reibelt, who were appointed as video assistant referees.

Charaktis is amongst the 28 women assistant referees appointed by FIFA’s Referees Committee.

In an official statement, the chairman of the FIFA’s Referees Committee, Pierluigi Collina said: “We are delighted that the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup is returning after a four-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“For the match officials, of course, it’s another big stage in the preparation of the potential candidates for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023,” he added.

The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022 will take place in Bhubaneswar, Goa and Navi Mumbai, between 11 and 30 October 2022.

READ MORE: Five Greeks among Football Australia’s match official panels for upcoming A-Leagues

SOURCE: Football Australia

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