Pernilla Larsson

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Pernilla Larsson
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Full name Inga-Lill Pernilla Larsson
Born (1976-09-18) 18 September 1976 (age 42)
Trollhättan, Sweden
Other occupation Dietitian
Domestic
YearsLeagueRole
2001– Damallsvenskan Referee
International
YearsLeagueRole
2010– FIFA listed Referee

Pernilla Larsson (born 18 September 1976) is a Swedish football referee. She is 165 cm (5 ft 5 in) tall and has been on the FIFA International Referees List since 2010. [1] She was selected by FIFA for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. [2] [3]

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References

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  2. "22 referees, 7 support referees and 44 assistant referees appointed for FIFA Women's World Cup 2015™". FIFA.com. 30 March 2015.
  3. "Referees and Assistant Referees for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™" (PDF). FIFA.com.
  4. "THE WORLD'S BEST WOMAN REFEREE 2014". International Federation of Football History & Statistics. 6 January 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
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