Gilles Hampartzoumian suspended after positive cannabis test

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Gilles Hampartzoumian, the Cannes defender, has been suspended for two months after testing positive for cannabis after a match last October.

Ricardo Foschi, the Cesena defender, scored an own goal to give Genoa a 1-0 win and a 5-0 aggregate passage to the Anglo-Italian Cup final. They will play either West Bromwich or Port Vale at Wembley on 16 March.

Stan Lazarides, West Ham's Australian winger, sustained a broken leg against Grimsby in the FA Cup on Wednesday night and will miss the rest of the season.

Darlington's Robbie Hart will referee the Coca-Cola Cup final on Sunday, 24 March. Last season he refereed both the Coca-Cola Cup and FA Cup semi- finals.

Rangers' slim hopes of signing the Brazilian international striker Jardel have been dashed by Scottish rivals Kilmarnock's decision to seek a work permit for Ghanaian target Sammy Adeji. Scottish clubs had until midnight last night to apply for the one outstanding work permit for non-European Union players.

DUTCH SQUAD (v Belgium, Friendly, Wednesday 14 February, Eindhoven): Goalkeepers E van der Sar (Ajax), E de Goey (Feyenoord). Defenders M Reiziger, D Blind, F de Boer, W Bogarde (all Ajax), A Numan (PSV), J de Kock (Roda JC). Midfielders R de Boer (Ajax), R Witschge (Bordeaux), C Seedorf (Sampdoria), A Winter (Lazio Roma). Strikers P Kluivert, P Hoekstra (both Ajax), Y Mulder (Schalke 04), G Taument (Feyenoord).

FA UMBRO TROPHY First round third replay: Postponed: Sudbury Town v Trowbridge Town (playing tomorrow).

PONTINS LEAGUE Second Division: Postponed: Middlesbrough v Sunderland; Blackpool v Coventry. Third Division: Postponed: Stockport v Shrewsbury.

AVON INSURANCE COMBINATION First Division: West Ham 1 Norwich 1. Postponed: Charlton Athletic v Wimbledon.

WEDNESDAY'S LATE RESULTS: International Friendly (Las Palmas): Spain 1 Norway 0. Portuguese Cup sixth round: Portimonense 0 Uniao Leiria 1. Sixth-round replay: Porto 1 Lamego 0.

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