Female officiates Czech league game

October 18, 2003
PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- A female soccer referee officiated a top Czech league game Saturday for the first time.

Dagmar Damkova worked the game between Liberec and Ceske Budejovice after being selected by the country's soccer federation earlier this week.

"She's the first, but I am sure she's not the last one," Liberec director Libor Kleibl said.

Damkova, a 28-year-old English teacher, debuted in the top league as a lineswoman in May -- the first Czech woman in that ...

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