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Colwyn Bay and Newport, who have grounds in Wales but have played in English leagues, may continue to do so for another two years. However, they will then have to join the League of Wales or all Welsh clubs will be banned from European competitions, Uefa ruled yesterday.

Robin van der Laan, Port Vale's Dutch midfielder, has agreed to join West Bromwich Albion. The deal is subject to a conditional tribunal.

Aston Villa have obtained a work permit for Savo Milosevic, their Serbian striker.

Roberto Carlos, the Brazil midfielder, has joined Internazionale from Palmeiras for pounds 4.5m.

TRANSFERS: Adrian Littlejohn (forward), Sheffield United to Plymouth Argyle (pounds 100,000). Chris Dolby (winger), Rotherham to Bradford City (free); Ian Gray (goalkeeper), Oldham to Rochdale (pounds 20,000); Carl Heggs (winger), West Brom to Swansea (pounds 60,000); Tony Kelly (midfielder), Peterborough to Wigan (free).

COPA AMERICA Group A: Uruguay (Saralegui 75) 1 Mexico (L Garcia 69) 1. Final standings: 1 Uruguay 7pts; 2 Paraguay 6; 3 Mexico 4; 4 Venezuela 0. (Uruguay, Paraguay and Mexico qualify for quarter-finals). Group B: Ecuador (Diaz 63, Mora 75) 2 Peru 1 (Tenorio og 84); Brazil (Leonardo 30, Tulio 76, Juninho 85) 3 Colombia 0. Final standings: 1 Brazil 9; 2 Colombia 4; 3 Ecuador 3; 4 Peru 1 (Brazil and Colombia qualify for quarter- finals).

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