A former model was the chief referee at the Ukrainian Cup. Photo
The chief referee of the match of the 1/16 finals of the Ukrainian Cup between Left Bank and Chornomorets (1:2) caused a stir in social networks concerning her beauty. The meeting was refereed by 31-year-old Kristina Kozeroh.
The Poltava native was a soccer player herself in her youth, playing for Atex-SDYUSHOR-16. After an injury, she was forced to end her professional sports career. She tried to find herself in the modeling business.
Kristina participated in Ukrainian Fashion Week shows and the Miss Ukraine Online beauty pageant, but decided to return to soccer in 2013 as a referee.
She went to referee school that same year, working at regional and youth league games upon graduation.
Kozoroh made her debut in the Second League in 2018, and in 2020 the woman was entrusted to referee the First League, where she was almost injured by a Karpaty footballer in one of the fights.