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Nathalie Boy de la Tour became the first female president of one of European football's big leagues when she took over the French Professional Football League (LFP) on a four-year term Friday.Former France coach Raymond Domenech, who had been among the candidates, withdrew from the running after he was rejected in the first round by the general assembly.Domenech, 64, coached France from 2004 to 2010, but remains a divisive figure despite a runner-up spot in the 2006 World Cup.His term as France coach was overshadowed by the fiasco at the 2010 World Cup and players' strike in South Africa.Boy de la Tour had not initially been a candidate but emerged as a late runner as the LFP, which oversees the 40 professional clubs in France's top two leagues, was in crisis following Thiriez's departure.
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