Girls replace ball boys for 1st time in Serie A game

Published Feb. 17, 2019 3:17 p.m. ET

NAPLES, Italy (AP) — No ball boys were chosen for Napoli's game against Torino on Sunday. Instead, for the first time in Serie A history, all the ball gatherers were female.

While this has never happened before in Italy's top flight, a soccer match in the Italian third division had only ball girls earlier this season.