Ouch! Female linesman is taken out in Brazil after being smacked in the face by a ball

This video does not make for pleasant viewing.

In a Brazilian second division match on Sunday night between Atletico-GO and Parana, a female linesman was almost knocked out after having the football hammered into her face.

From close range she was knocked to the floor as players and staff rushed to her rescue.

The game was paused as she received treatment on the sidelines before she managed to get up and continue.

Watch the footage below:

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