Czech match to feature female refs

Updated: June 3, 2011, 10:11 AM ET
Associated Press

PRAGUE -- The Czech soccer federation says that a men's professional match in the Czech Republic will be refereed by an all-female team of officials for the first time.

The federation says Dagmar Damkova was selected to referee a second-division match between Dukla Prague and Zlin on Saturday, when Adriana Secova and Lucie Ratajova will be her assistant referees.

Damkova is the top Czech female referee. In 2003, she became the first woman to officiate a Czech league match.

She also will take charge of matches at the upcoming women's World Cup in Germany.

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