Karen Diaz Medina Biography – Karen Diaz Medina Wiki
Karen Diaz Medina is a Mexican football assistant referee. She was certified as a FIFA Assistant Referee in 2018 and served in multiple Concacaf tournaments including the Women’s U-17 Championship in Managua, Nicaragua, the Scotiabank Concacaf League, and the Men’s Under-20 Championship in Bradenton Florida. She was also part of the referring team at the 2020 Women’s Olympic Qualifying in Houston, Texas.
Karen is one of six female referees and assistant referees who will be officiating at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ – a major first in the history of the tournament. Yamashita Yoshimi of Japan, Salima Mukansanga from Rwanda and Stephanie Frappart of France have been named among the 36 referees selected for the tournament. While Karen will join Neuza Back of Brazil and American Kathryn Nesbitt as three of 69 assistant referees at Qatar 2022™.
On how she started her refereeing career, Karen told Concacaf: “One day, while working on a coffee shop of a Little Sports Center, the designated referee did not arrive for the game. The league’s administrator asked me if I wanted to referee the match and I said yes. I liked and enjoyed the experience, I was paid for doing something that I was enjoying a lot. From that moment on, they assigned me more games every week and with the money earned, I was able to pay for college.”
She is passionate about refereeing because “I love football. This is a profession that makes you fall more and more in love every day as each day you can face a new challenge. It is a fantastic experience that involves all your senses in each game.”
Karen Diaz Medina Age
Karen was born in 1984 in Aguascalientes, Mexico. She is 38 years old as of 2022.
Karen Diaz Medina Husband
Is Karen Diaz Medina married? She has kept her marriage life, or lack thereof out of the press.