Football: Rushden & Diamonds Carl Alford placed on transfer list

The most expensive player in non-League football, Carl Alford, was yesterday placed on the transfer list by the Vauxhall Conference side, Rushden & Diamonds, just seven months after his pounds 85,000 move from Kettering Town.

Reggiana, bottom of Italy's serie A, yesterday sacked their Romanian coach, Mircea Lucescu.

WORLD CUP Concacaf Group One (Los Angeles): Guatemala 1 Costa Rica 0. (Port of Spain, Trin): United States 1 Trinidad & Tobago 0.

FA CARLSBERG VASE DRAW Third round: Brandon or Brigg v Tow Law or Murton; Blackpool Rovers or South Shields v Bedlington Terriers; Thackley or Louth United v Whitby Town; Dunston FB v Holker Old Boys; Tetley Walker v Haslingden or Trafford; Hallam or Sandwell Borough v North Ferriby; Guisborough v Poulton Victoria; Seaham Red Star or Ossett Albion v Nantwich or St Andrews; Vauxhall GM v Mossley or Morpeth; Gedling v Durham City; Hucknall v Newcastle Town; Woodbridge v Halstead; Hinckley Athletic v Stamford AFC; Oadby v Cogenhoe; Spalding v Bridgnorth or Stapenhill; Barking v Swaffham Town or Saffron Walden; Northwood v Harlow Town; Histon v Metropolitan Police; Stewarts & Lloyds v Southend Manor; Collier Row & Romford v Braintree; Wisbech v Diss Town; Concord Rangers v Greenwich Borough; Aveley or Arlesey Town v Boldmere St Michaels; Burgess Hill Town v Bemerton Heath Harlequins; Bridgwater Town v Paulton or Taunton; Mangotsfield v Chippenham; Tiverton or Bideford v Peacehaven & Telscombe; First Tower v Reading Town; Burnham v Whitstable; Herne Bay v Saltash; Banstead v Truro City; Wick or Thatcham v Wimborne or Backwell. Ties to be played on Saturday 14 December at 3.0 or 1.30 if the ground has no floodlights.