Swiss woman to ref qualifier on Aug. 14

July 15, 2003
GENEVA -- A female referee will officiate at the UEFA Cup for the first time next month when she works a men's game between Swedish and Icelandic teams in the European club competition.

Switzerland's Nicole Petignat, a top referee for women's games, was chosen Tuesday by European soccer's ruling body to officiate the qualifying round game between AIK Solna of Sweden and Iceland's Fylkir on Aug. 14.

She has been assigned to men's games in the top Swiss divisions the past ...

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