Female referee for UEFA Cup match

July 15, 2003
NYON, Switzerland, July 15 (Reuters) - A female referee will take charge of a UEFA Cup match for the first time next month, European soccer's governing body said on Tuesday.Nicole Petignat of Switzerland has been chosen to referee the UEFA Cup first qualifying round first-leg game between AIK Solna of Sweden and Iceland's Fylkir on August 14.The 36-year-old Petignat joined the FIFA International List in 1996 and has been refereeing top-flight matches in Switzerland for the past four years. She also ...

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