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The Italian defender Ciro Ferrara, of Juventus, is in danger of missing Euro 96 after suffering a thigh strain in Wednesday night's match against Belgium in Cremona.

Bobby Robson is set to make the Nigerian striker Emanuel Amunike one of his first signings as Barcelona manager. The Spanish club have agreed a pounds 2.4m fee with Sporting Lisbon, one of Robson's former clubs.

The Nottingham Forest striker Robert Rosario has retired after a two- year struggle with a succession of knee problems.

Japan have dismissed the possibility of co-hosting the 2002 World Cup finals with South Korea. Fifa is due to announce tomorrow morning which country has won the right to stage the first World Cup to be held in Asia.

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