Former model Claudia Romani became referee in Italy

A former model could become the first female referee in Serie A, the Italian top-flight. Claudia Romani is venturing into a new career path in the world of football - after passing all the qualifications required to officiate in the top two divisions in Italy. The 32-year-old has hung up her heels to become a referee, something which has been high on her agenda for a number of months. Romani is now qualified to potentially referee, in the future, fixtures in both Serie A and Serie B - something which she is understandably delighted about. She said: “Running around on the pitch with all those players and calling the shots is just an irresistible opportunity”. No female referee has taken charge of a Serie A match yet due to the amount of experience it commands. That could soon change in the future, however, as Romani looks to take the Italian league by storm. 

Source: Daily Mail