A German policewoman, Bibiana Steinhaus, will become the first female to referee Europe's top leagues. Germany's Bundesliga promoted Ms Steinhaus Friday. She was a referee the lower divisions of German football. She is very happy to be Germany's first top-flight female referee. She said: " us all, it's a dream come true. I'm very much looking forward to the task that awaits me." She also knew that people would be watching her to see how she manages top-level men's matches. She said: "I am aware that I will be the first female referee the Bundesliga and will be closely watched the media". She added: "I'm used to pressure and am convinced I will find my feet quickly the Bundesliga."
Steinhaus, 38, has a lot experience as a referee, both Germany and international level. She has been refereeing Bundesliga 2 matches since 2011. She also refereed the 2011 women’s World Cup final and the women's gold medal match Japan and the United States the London Olympic games 2012. she was told her promotion, she said: "I was quite speechless. I feel disbelief, joy, happiness, relief and curiosity. It was simply a roller-coaster ride emotions." She added: "It has always been my dream to be a Bundesliga referee. That this dream will come true naturally fills me joy." Steinhaus will next referee the Women’s Champions League final June 1st.