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FIFA Women's World Cup: Canada's Carol Anne Chenard named ref for quarter-final

Canadian referee Carol Anne Chenard will take charge of the Women's World Cup quarter-final between Germany and France in Montreal on Friday.

Former speed skater draws Germany-France matchup in Montreal

Ottawa's Carol Anne Chenard will be the referee at Lansdowne Park for Friday's FIFA Women's World Cup quarter-final match between China and the United States. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

Canadian referee Carol Anne Chenard will take charge of the Women's World Cup quarter-final between Germany and France in Montreal on Friday.

Italy's Carina Vitulano will referee Friday's other quarter-final between the U.S. and China in Ottawa.

Chenard, an Ottawa native, previously was the lead official in group games between Germany and the Ivory Coast, England and Colombia, and Brazil and Spain.

She is a former short-track speedskater for Canada who has six World Cup medals and once held the world record in the 3,000 metres.

Chenard, who also has a PhD in microbiology and immunology, works for the federal government in Health Canada.

Corrections

  • An earlier version of this story reported, based on incorrect information from FIFA, that Chenard would officiate the China-U.S. quarter-final.
    Jun 25, 2015 9:36 AM ET

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