Kari Seitz (born November 2, 1970) is an American professional soccer referee and the most experienced female referee in the World (out of the male and female referees) She participated in four FIFA Women's World Cup tournaments in (1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011), as well as four Olympic soccer tournaments (2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016) and is the only referee — man or woman — to do so.
At the request of FIFA, in 2016 she began managing training for Women's Soccer Referees world wide. She and her husband relocated to Switzerland in 2016 and she assumed her duties within the FIFA organization.
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