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Breaking the Grass Ceiling
Growing up in the Swiss canton of Jura, Nicole Petignat says, "all we had was soccer." Lots of girls dabbled in the beautiful game, but Petignat made a rarer call: she decided to become a referee.

What a call it turned out to be. Petignat, 36, is set to become the first woman ever to referee an international men's club soccer match when Sweden's AIK Solna plays Iceland's Fylkir this month in the UEFA Cup qualifying round in Sweden. Although

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