All-female team of refs at Czech soccer match

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


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.