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Dermot Gallagher, from Banbury, has been chosen as the referee for the Littlewoods Pools FA Charity Shield match between Blackburn and Everton at Wembley on 13 August.

Everton are to sponsor the Dublin-based League of Ireland club, Home Farm, who include Liam Brady, Ronnie Whelan and Gary Kelly among their old boys.

Kennet Andersson, the Swedish international striker for whom Birmingham City had a pounds 1.4m offer rejected, is joining the Italian club, Bari, from Caen of France for about pounds 800,000.

Juan Jose Bellini, president of the Colombian Football Federation announced his resignation yesterday amid allegations that he was a friend of the leaders of the Cali drug cartel. The resignation came hours after the government announced an investigation into allegations linking him to the cartel, which controls 80 percent of the cocaine shipped to the United States.

TRANSFERS: Chris Hargreaves (striker) Hull City to West Bromwich Albion (free); Jae Martin (striker) Southend to Birmingham (free); Tony Norman (goalkeeper) Sunderland to Huddersfield (free).

FA CARLING PREMIERSHIP Sky Sports live matches: Sun 20 Aug: Arsenal v Middlesborough (4.0). Mon 21 Aug: Leeds v Liverpool (8.0). Sun 27 Aug: Sheffield Wednesday v Newcastle (4.0). Mon 28 Aug: Blackburn v Man Utd (8.0). Sun 10 Sept: Manchester City v Arsenal (4.0). Mon 11 Sept: West Ham v Chelsea (8.0). Sun 17 Sept: Nottingham Forest v Everton (4.0). Sunday 24 Sept: Newcastle v Chelsea (4.0). Monday 25 Sept: QPR v Tottenham (8.0). Sun 1 Oct: Manchester Utd v Liverpool (4.0). Sun 15 Oct: Sheffield Wednesday v Middlesbrough (4.0). Mon 16 Oct: Wimbledon v West Ham (8.0). Sun 22 Oct: Southampton v Liverpool (4.0). Sun 29 Oct: Tottenham v Newcastle (4.0). Mon 30 Oct: Bolton v Arsenal (8.0). Sunday Nov 5: Everton v Blackburn (4.0). Sun 19 Nov: QPR v Coventry (4.0). Mon 20 Nov: Southampton v Aston Villa (8.0). Sun 26 Nov: Arsenal v Blackburn (3.0). Sun 3 Dec: Wimbledon v Newcastle (4.0). Mon 4 Dec: Sheffield Wednesday v Coventry (8.0). Sun 10 Dec: Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa (4.0). Sun 17 Dec: Liverpool v Manchester Utd (4.0). Sun 24 Dec: Leeds Utd v Man Utd (12.0). Tue 26 Dec: Blackburn v Manchester City (8.0). Wed 27 Dec: Bolton v Leeds (8.0).

COPA AMERICA Group A (Montevideo): Uruguay 4 (Fonseca 15, Otero 26, Francescoli pen 74, Poyet 85) Venezuela 1 (Dolguetta 53).

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