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Paul Mariner, the former Ipswich, Arsenal and England striker, flew to the United States yesterday to start a job as head coach at the University of Arizona.

Mark Ward, the former Everton and Manchester City midfielder, has been released by Wigan after a month's stay at Springfield Park.

The Birmingham defender Gary Poole has pulled out of a pounds 250,000 move to Charlton after failing to agree personal terms.

Ian Porterfield, who was formerly in charge of Chelsea, Aberdeen and Zambia, has been appointed full-time coach of Zimbabwe, replacing the part-time caretaker coach, the Plymouth goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar.

Southampton have taken the former England goalkeeper Chris Woods, 36, on loan for four months from the Denver-based Major League Soccer team, Colorado Rapids.

Port Vale have reported a loss of almost pounds 200,000 in the last financial year and are nearly pounds 1.5m in the red.

Everton have given a free transfer to their 20-year-old midfielder Peter Holcroft.

The former Hull City chairman Don Robinson has withdrawn his pounds 1.5m offer to take over the Third Division club.

Terry Brady has resigned as a director of Portsmouth after being asked to do so by his fellow director Martin Gregory following a boardroom row.

Carlos Alberto Parreira, Brazil's 1994 World Cup-winning coach, has been sacked by Sao Paulo following a run of 10 games without a win in the Brazilian League.

SCOTLAND SQUAD (World Cup Group Four v Sweden, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, 10 November): Goram (Rangers), Leighton (Hibernian), Walker (Aberdeen); Boyd (Celtic), Burley (Chelsea), Calderwood (Tottenham), Collins (Monaco), Dodds (Aberdeen), Ferguson (Everton), Gallacher (Blackburn), Gemmill (Nottingham Forest), Hendry (Blackburn), D Jackson (Hibernian), Jess (Coventry), Lambert (Borussia Dortmund), McAllister (Coventry), McCoist (Rangers), McGinlay (Bolton), T McKinlay (Celtic), B McKinlay (Blackburn), McNamara (Celtic), Spencer (Chelsea), Whyte (Middlesbrough).

SCOTLAND UNDER-21 SQUAD (European Under-21 Championship Group Four v Sweden, Tannadice Park, Dundee, 9 Nov): Bonar (Raith), Dods (Hibs), Germaine (West Brom), Gillies (St Mirren), Gray (Leeds), Hamilton (Dundee), Harper (Hibs), Jupp (Wimbledon), McCluskey (St Johnston), McCulloch (Motherwell), McKenzie (Hearts), Meldrum (Kilmarnock), Naysmith (Hearts), Ritchie (Hearts), Rowson (Aberdeen), Teale (Clydebank), Young (Aberdeen).

SWEDEN SQUAD (World Cup Group Four v Scotland, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, 10 Nov): Goalkeepers: Ravelli, (IFK Gothenburg), B Andersson (Tenerife). Defenders: P Andersson (Borussia Monchengladbach), Bjorklund (Rangers), Lucic (IFK Gothenburg), Matovac (Orgryte), R Nilsson (Helsingborg), Sundgren (AIK Stockholm). Midfielders: Alexandersson (IFK Gothenburg), Blomqvist (IFK Gothenburg), Mild (Real Sociedad), Schwarz (Fiorentina), Thern (Roma), Zetterberg (Anderlecht). Forwards: A Andersson (IFK Gothenburg), K Andersson (Bologna), Dahlin (Borussia Monchengladbach), Larsson (Feyenoord).

WORLD CUP CONCACAF semi-final round Group Three (Mexico City): Mexico 5 (Galindo 20, pen 28, Zague 48, Hermosillo 72, Walker og 81) St Vincent 1 (Velox 88).

US OPEN CUP Final: Washington DC Utd 3 Rochester Raging Rhinos 0 (at JFK Stadium, Wasington DC).

TRANSFERS: John Hughes (defender) Celtic to Hibernian (pounds 300,000); Matt Jackson (defender) Everton to Birmingham (loan).