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Phil Babb, the Liverpool defender, has withdrawn from the Republic of Ireland squad for the forthcoming friendly internationals against Portugal, Croatia and the Netherlands, and next month's tour to the United States, with a foot injury.

The Italian Serie A club Internazionale have agreed to sign two international midfielders: the Frenchman Jocelyn Angloma from Torino and the Dutchman, Aron Winter, from Lazio.

Billy Ayre has resigned as manager of the GM Vauxhall Conference club, Southport, and is to join Swansea City as assistant to player-manager Jan Molby.

Carlos Alberto Parreira, in charge of Brazil when they won the 1994 World Cup, has resigned as coach of the Turkish club, Fenerbahce, for family reasons.

Croydon completed the Women's Football Association league and cup double last night by beating Arsenal 2-1 to deny Doncaster Belles the Premier League Championship on goal difference.