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Bibiana Steinhaus to become Bundesliga’s first female referee next season

The German FA (DFB) announced on Friday that Bibiana Steinhaus is set to become the Bundesliga’s first ever female referee starting next season.

Steinhaus said she experienced “a complete roller coaster of emotion” upon hearing the news that she was among the four new lead referees selected to take charge of matches next season.

“It was always a dream to reach the Bundesliga, and of course it feels fantastic that this dream has come true. It acts as a confirmation of the hard work I have done to get here and an even greater incentive to keep working harder to go further,” Steinhaus said.