JamaicanFIFA Assistant Referees Stephanie Dale-Yee-Sing and Princess Brown will officiate in Saturday's final of the FIFA Women's Under-17 World Cup between Mexico and Spain in Uruguay. This is the first time that any match official, male or female, from the Caribbean will officiate in a World Cup final. So far in the tournament, they have officiated in Japan's 6-0 win over South Africa and North Korea's 2-1 win over Cameroon.
Yee-Sing and Brown have been refereeing for approximately six years and have officiated in previous Under 17 and senior World Cup events, but never in a final. In a release on Thursday afternoon Jamaica Football Federation president Michael Ricketts described the event as a testimony to years of extremely hard work and discipline by the match officials as well as guidance by the referee instructors.
Mexico defeated fellow CONCACAF campaigners Canada 1-0 on Thursday to book their spot in the final. Spain beat New Zealand 2-0 in their semi-final.