Paranaense referee Edina Alves will become the first woman to play a classic whistle between Corinthians and Palmiras on Wednesday (3).
The Derby, which will be played at the Neo Kimika Arena at 19, is valid for the second round of the Paulista Championship.
Edina was in Qatar’s last club World Cup, a tournament in which she also became the first woman to lead a referee trio in a FIFA men’s competition. Along with assistant Neuza Nack, she dueled for fifth place between host Al Duhail and South Korea’s Ulsan Hyundai.
“It’s not easy to be forward because it can splash backstage. If you’re screwed, everything falls to the ground. Everyone will say ‘Oh, the woman can’t take it’ or ‘The woman has someone Do not have the capacity “, said. To the referee, in the interview bed sheet In January this year, just before the competition.
“Along with that comes the responsibility of knowing that the rise of women referees also depends on me,” he said.
In 2019, participated in the panel of referees and referees who worked in the Women’s World Cup in France. Brazil was responsible for the referee of four matches, including the semi-final between the United States and England.
Also in 2019, Edina Alves broke the Serie A game of the Brazilian Championship by a 19-year hiatus without a referee. During that time, he worked at CSA x Goiás and since then, he has been majoring in the elite referee of national football.