IMRE VARADI SACKED BY ROTHERHAM

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Rotherham United have sacked the 35-year-old former Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday striker Imre Varadi "for disciplinary reasons," after he served a two-week suspension following a dressing-room altercation at a reserve match. Varadi was Rotherham's top scorer last season with 21 goals.

Charlton Athletic will play Sheffield Wednesday at The Valley on Monday in a benefit match for the former Charlton, Wednesday, Liverpool and Sunderland goalkeeper Bob Bolder, who retired from the full-time game a year ago because of a knee injury.

The former Bradford City chairman, Stafford Heginbotham, has died after a heart transplant operation. He was 61. Heginbotham had two spells as the club's chairman before resigning in January 1988 because of ill health.

ENGLAND UNDER-18 SQUAD (European Youth Championship intermediate round second leg v Hungary, Walsall FC, Tuesday): Davis (Luton), Tyler (Peterborough), P Neville, Westwood, Cooke (all Manchester Utd), O'Connor (Everton), Stuart (Charlton), Broomes (Blackburn), Beresford (Oldham), Thompson (Liverpool), Clemence, Spencer (both Tottenham), Piper (Wimbledon), Moore (Tranmere), Murphy (Crewe), Ducros (Coventry).

ITALY SQUAD (European Championship Group Four v Lithuania, Vilnius, Wednesday): Goalkeepers: Pagliuca (Internazionale), Bucci (Parma). Defenders: Benarrivo (Parma), Carboni (Roma), Carnasciali (Fiorentina), Costacurta (Milan), Maldini (Milan), Minotti (Parma). Midfielders: Albertini (Milan), D Baggio (Parma), Berti (Inter), Crippa (Parma), Conte (Juventus), Di Matteo (Lazio), Lombardo (Sampdoria). Forwards: R Baggio (Juventus), Casiraghi (Lazio), Zola (Parma), Ravanelli (Juventus).

THURSDAY'S LATE RESULT: Belgian League: Club Bruges 1 Lierse 0.

WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS (Doha, Qatar) Quarter-finals (tomorrow): Brazil v Japan; Spain v Russia; Portugal v Australia; Cameroon v Argentina.

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