FIFA appoints four Canadian officials to the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014

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Carol Anne Chénard, Michelle Pye, Marie-Josée Charbonneau and Suzanne Morisset are amongst those selected to perform officials duties at this summer’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014. This tournament is a chance for them to gain valuable experience and potentially claim their place at next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™.

The complete list of appointees is available on FIFA.com/Canada2014.

Carol Anne Chénard is one of Canada’s most accomplished referees, with Olympic, FIFA and CONCACAF experience. Born in Summerside, PE, Chénard speaks English, French and Spanish. She will serve as a first official at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014.

Career highlights:

  • 2006 First year as FIFA Referee
  • 2008 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup (semi-final between France and Korea DPR)
  • 2009 Ray Morgan Award
  • 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup (final between Germany and Nigeria)
  • 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup (semi-final between Japan and Sweden)
  • 2012 London Women’s Olympic Football Tournament
  • 2013 Algarve Cup (final between USA and Germany)

Marie-Josée Charbonneau is a native of Mascouche, QC. She was appointed to the FIFA list in 2012. Charbonneau has officiated at the London Olympic Football Tournament, the Algarve Cup and will act as an assistant referee at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014.

Career highlights:

  • 2012 First year as FIFA Assistant Referee
  • 2012 London Women’s Olympic Football Tournament
  • 2013 Algarve Cup (final between USA and Germany)
  • 2013 CFU U-17 Women’s Qualifying Tournament

Suzanne Morisset was born in Beauport, QC. She began refereeing at 13-years-of-age and was appointed to the FIFA list in 2008. At the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014, Morisset will serve as an assistant referee—her second time officiating at a FIFA event.

Career highlights:

  • 2008 First years as FIFA Referee
  • 2008 Gladys Bean Memorial Trophy
  • 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship
  • 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup
  • 2013 Canada Games Women’s Soccer Tournament

Michelle Pye was 19-years-of-age when she began refereeing. Born in Kamloops, BC, Pye received her FIFA badge in 2007 and will serve as a substitute referee at this year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014— her third FIFA competition.

Career highlights:

  • 2007 First year as FIFA referee
  • 2008 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup
  • 2010 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup
  • 2010 Algarve Cup (3rd place match between China and Sweden)
  • 2010 Summer Youth Olympics (bronze medal game between Turkey and Iran)
  • 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship

The FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 takes place from 5 – 24 August 2014. It will feature 16 national teams and referees from 28 different countries. Matches will be played in four official host cities: Edmonton, AB; Toronto, ON; Montréal, QC; and Moncton, NB.

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