Stephanie Frappart gestures during the French L1 football match at the Licorne Stadium in Amiens. AFP
Stephanie Frappart said she felt "a lot of pride" after becoming the first female referee to take charge of a Ligue 1 game on Sunday as she oversaw Amiens' goalless draw with Strasbourg.
The 35-year-old, who has been a Ligue 2 referee since 2014, was appointed by the French Football Federation to help referees involved in this year's Women's World Cup "prepare in the best conditions".
"I feel a lot of pride after this match," she said. "I think that I managed to do what I wanted to do, and that I had the qualities to officiate in Ligue 1.
"It was a nice football game. I knew a lot of players from both teams from Ligue 2 or the (third-tier) National.
"I realise that this match has gone down in history, you could see that from all the media present this week, unless you're on another planet."
The French league's director general Didier Quillot told BeIN Sports before the game: "We're very happy with this appointment.
"That's the meaning of the story -- that there will be one or more female referees in Ligue 1 in the coming years."
Germany's Bibiana Steinhaus became the first female referee in one of the top European leagues when she took charge of a Bundesliga match between Hertha Berlin and Werder Bremen in September 2017.Agence France-Presse
European football's governing body said Ronaldo was facing charges of "improper conduct" after he mimicked Diego Simeone's crotch-grabbing 'cojones' gesture in last Tuesday's 3-0 win that sent Juventus through 3-2 on aggregate.
Paul Pogba took the challenge to a different level.
More than 6,500 people have been shot by Israeli forces during a year of weekly mass protests along the Gaza border, according to Palestinian figures.
More than 125 have had amputations and many others are permanently disabled.
With the all-important play-offs berths still at stake, three of the four teams featuring in Sunday’s double-header will have the last chance to flourish and advance in the current edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) .
To win the targeted trophy, a team must feature in the top four of the IPL 2020 points table.
Retired UFC champion attacks the French president’s comments over Islam in the wake of the recent attacks.
A sterling all-round performance by England all-rounder Ben Stokes, who besides taking 2 crucial wickets, scored a swashbuckling 50 off just 26 balls, and along with Sanju Samson, who hit a quickfire 48 off 25 balls,