Football: French still on the fence over penning in fans

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England and Scotland fans will know by the end of the month whether they will be fenced in during the World Cup finals.

Lens and St Etienne officials are digging their heels in over the removal of perimeter fencing at their grounds, leaving England's final Group G match with Colombia and Scotland's last Group A game with Morocco in doubt. British police are due to meet with their French counterparts this week to discuss the situation, in particular with regard to the game at the Stade Felix Bollaert in Lens on 26 June, where only 4,000 tickets are available for at least 12,000 England fans.

Coventry, who signed the Romanian striker Viorel Moldovan on Friday for a club record pounds 3.25m, are hoping to sign another Romanian international on loan, the Anderlecht utility player, Tibor Selymes.

Selymes, 27, who has won more than 40 caps, is a tough- tackling player who can operate at left wing-back or in midfield. Coventry are hoping to land Selymes for less than pounds 1m if any move becomes permanent.

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