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Neuza Back Biography – Neuza Back Wiki
Neuza Back is a Brazilian football assistant referee. Back, from western Brazil, has been on the FIFA international assistant referees list since 2014 and has officiated top-level games in her homeland, as well as the 2019 World Cup in France.
Back was part of the officiating team at the 2020 Club World Cup final, as European champions Bayern Munich beat Mexican giants Tigres 1-0 in Al Rayyan. She was reserve assistant referee at FIFA’s flagship club event, alongside her compatriot Edina Alves Batista, the fourth official.
At the post-match presentation ceremony of the 2020 Club World Cup final, Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani, of the Qatari royal family, jovially bumped fists with male players and officials as they filed past him to collect their medals. But when Back and Batista reached him, Al Thani appeared to look right past the two women as though they did not exist, DW reported.
Footage of the incident quickly went viral. Organizers insisted it was a “minor misunderstanding” related to COVID-19 hygiene protocols, but it was interpreted by Qatar critics as further evidence that the Gulf state with its strict laws is unsuited to hosting global sports events.
Back 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, Rwandan Salima Mukansanga and Stephanie Frappart of France have been named among the 36 referees selected for the tournament. While Neuza will join Karen Diaz Medina of Mexico and American Kathryn Nesbitt as three of 69 assistant referees.
Neuza Back Age
Assistant referee Neuza Ines Back was born on August 11, 1984, in Brazil. She is 38 years old as of 2022.
Neuza Back Husband
Is Neuza Back married? The assistant referee has kept her marriage life, or lack thereof out of the press.
Back is of Brazilian nationality.
Neuza Back Instagram
Back’s Instagram is @neuzaback.