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FIFA names Americans Bennett and Seitz to referee at Women's World Cup
June 29th, 2007 7AM

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American referees Jennifer Bennett and Kari Seitz have been named to the final list of 12 referees for the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup Sept. 10-30 in China.

Bennett and Seitz officiated at the 1999 and 2003 Women's World Cups. while Bennett has been a FIFA referee since 2002. The U.S. is the only country to be represented by two referees.

FIFA also named 23 assistant referees and an additional six referees assigned as reserves.

BENNETT REACTION:
"I'm extremely excited I'm honored and fortunate to have the opportunity to pursue a dream of mine and to participate in a game I love at the highest level. I think it's a huge statement and a testament to our commitment to making our program one of the best in the world. A single ref doesn't make it to the World Cup on their own. It takes a team of people who are willing to take the time and make the investment in that referee. Having two referees at the world cup is phenomenal for U.S. soccer and is really representative of the quality of the programs that we have in place."

SEITZ REACTION:
"This is the most excited I've ever been. This is an incredible honor. This is the most stringent qualification process to date and to continue to prove yourself time and again is really a testament to the hard work, dedication and support that we get. It is a particular honor because of the time and effort that went into it."

WOMEN'S WORLD CUP REFEREES:
AFC
Huijun Niu (CHN)
Tammy Ogston (AUS)
Mayumi Oiwa (JPN)

CAF
Fatou Gaye (SEN)

CONCACAF
Jennifer Bennett (USA)
Diane Ferreira-James (GUY)
Kari Seitz (USA)

CONMEBOL
Adriana Correo (COL)

UEFA
Christine Beck (GER)
Gyongyi Gaal (HUN)
Jenny Palmqvist (SWE)
Nicole Petignat (SUI)



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