The last few years have seen one innovation in football. And we are talking not about the VAR system but about female referees. We witnessed it at the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Today we will tell you about Claudia Romani, one of the most beautiful referees.
Claudia Romani is very popular in Italy. She is famous not only as a TV host and a model but as the first girl who received a Serie A referee license.
How did she become a football referee?
Claudia has loved football since childhood. It was her father who taught her to do sports. They went to a stadium together and rooted for Milan. Now it's Claudia's favorite club, so it would be hard for her to remain unbiased at I Rossoneri's matches.
Her passion for football was why she began her career as a referee. She completed special courses and started officiating at matches between youth teams. She was a referee in the reserve teams of the strongest Italian clubs for two years.
In 2016, Claudia was eligible to officiate in Serie B and later in Serie B due to her good work, also as a referee. Thus, the Italian became the first woman to gain this right.
In one of her interviews, Romani claimed, "Running around on the pitch with all those players and calling the shots is just an irresistible opportunity."
She models for magazines and takes part in TV shows
Although Claudia received a referee license in 2016, she has yet to start officiating in Serie A matches. She decided to try her hand at other roles. Claudia is a model in glossy magazines, advertises lingerie and swimwear, and takes part in various TV shows and projects.
Now Romani lives in Miami and rarely comes to Italy, only to watch matches of her favorite Milan.
However, Claudia hasn't given up football. She is Milan's ambassador in the USA. In her leisure time, she goes to I Rossoneri matches and takes pictures wearing her favorite team's paraphernalia.
She predicts the outcome of football matches
Romani also makes football predictions every week. Once, she predicted the score in two semifinal matches between Real and Juventus.
But she has recently made a mistake, saying that Milan will defeat Inter 2-1. I Nerazzurri won 1-0. She cannot be unbiased when it comes to Milan.
Claudia Romani is an athletic girl. She tries to keep fit, so she practices yoga and fitness, runs, swims, and has a healthy diet. The result is obvious!
We hope to see Claudia Romani as a Serie A referee and wonder how players will react to her. It is impossible not to get distracted!