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he Hamilton manager, Iain Munro, has been fined £200 by the Scottish FA, following criticism of the referee after a First Division match with Stranraer in January.

Noel Whelan has withdrawn from the England Under-21 stand-by squad for Tuesday's game against Latvia in Riga with a hamstring injury.

The Hearts and Scotland Under-21 striker, Kevin Thomas, faces at least a year on the sidelines after picking up a knee injury in the Scottish Cup quarter-final against Dundee United earlier this month.

Borussia Dortmund's German international, Andreas Mller, was banned for two games and fined DM10,000 (£4,700) for taking a dive that resulted in a penalty and victory for his team.

International defenders Jrgen Kohler and Thomas Helmer have sustained injuries and will miss Germany's European Championships qualifier against Wales on 26 April because of injury.

A French regional football match between Granzay and Saint-Symphorien was abandoned on Sunday after a Granzay player was caught with a tear- gas canister under his shirt.

Zimbabwean players are threatening to boycott an African Cup qualifier with Malawi this weekend unless they get a bigger slice of gate takings. The players are demanding 40 per cent of the gross receipts, which they have been allocated in previous African and World Cup campaigns.

FRANCE Squad (European Championship Group One v Slovakia, Nantes, 26 April): Barthez (Marseille); Lama (Paris St-Germain); Angloma (Torino); Blanc (St Etienne); Di Meco (Monaco); Karembeu (Nantes); Roche (PSG); Desailly (Milan); Deschamps (Juventus); Le Guen (PSG); Guerin (PSG); Zidane (Bordeaux); Djorkaeff (Monaco); Ginola (PSG); Loko (Nantes); Ouedec (Nantes); Pedros (Nantes).

NETHERLANDS SQUAD (European Championship Group Five v Czech Republic, Prague, 26 April): De Goey (Feyenoord); Van der Sar (Ajax); Blind (Ajax); F de Boer (Ajax); Bosz (Feyenoord); De Kock (Roda JC); Valckx (PSV); R de Boer (Ajax); Seedorf (Ajax); Numan (PSV); Jonk (Internazionale); Winter (Lazio); Overmars (Ajax); Van Vossen (Ajax); Bergkamp (Internazionale); Roy (Nottingham Forest).

WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS (Doha, Qatar): Group C Portugal 3 Netherlands 0; Argentina 4 Honduras 2. Group D Cameroon 3 Costa Rica 1; Australia 1 Germany 1.

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY: Peru 6 (Maestri 2, 6, 40, Baroni 29, 67, 88) Chile 0.

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