Referee Stephanie Frappart said she and her team of officials, which includes Ireland's Michelle O'Neill, will once again prove their capabilities on the big stage when they become the first all-female team to take charge of a major UEFA competition final when Liverpool face Chelsea in the Super Cup on Wednesday.

Frappart, 35, will be assisted by her French compatriot Manuela Nicolosi and Wexford woman O'Neill.

The trio have worked together at bigger matches - they were in charge of this year's Women's World Cup final in France - but there is no doubt they will be under intense focus at Istanbul's Vodafone Park.

O'Neill referees in the FAI Continental Tyres Women's National League and is an assistant ref in the SSE Airtricity League.

The showpiece game in Turkey is another landmark in a remarkable summer period for her, and Frappart has no concerns about any of her team going into the clash. 

Asked if she was afraid of being "double criticised" for any mistakes made, she said it was time for female referees to show they are as good as the men.

"We have to prove ourselves technically and physically that we are the same as the men. We are not afraid about (wrong decisions). We are ready," she said.

Frappart, who in April became the first female referee in France's Ligue 1, also dismissed the idea that it was more difficult to officiate a men's game.

"I think there is not a lot difference because football is the same. It's the same rules so I will do the same as the women's game," she added.

Fourth official and Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir supported the trio, saying: "They are brave, they have courage, they don't hesitate to give unpopular decisions - you will see tomorrow."