Sport in Short: Football

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DAVID PLATT, the England midfielder, yesterday demonstrated his recovery from a knee operation in November by scoring twice for Juventus in an 11-0 friendly win over an Italian amateur side, Carmagnela.

NEWCASTLE UNITED have agreed a fee of pounds 130,000 with the Greek club, OFI, for the Cypriot international striker, Nikos Papavassiliou, who impressed during a week's trial on Tyneside last month.

MANCHESTER CITY have recalled their goalkeeper, Andy Dibble, from a loan spell at Oldham because of a back injury to Martyn Margetson.

WALES SQUAD (Friendly v Republic of Ireland, Dublin, 17 February): Southall (Everton), Roberts (Queen's Park Rangers); Young (Crystal Palace), Bodin (Swindon), Bowen, Phillips (both Norwich), Aizlewood (Bristol City), Symons (Portsmouth), Speed (Leeds), Williams (Ipswich), Pembridge (Derby), Horne (Everton), Hughes, Giggs (both Manchester United), Rush (Liverpool), Saunders (Aston Villa).

TRANSFER: Stuart Munro, full-back, Blackburn Rovers to Bristol City (free).

WILKINSON SWORD IRISH LEAGUE CUP First round: Crusaders 2 Royal Ulster Constabulary 3; Larne 2 Tobermore 0.

DIADORA LEAGUE Full Members' Cup preliminary round: Hayes 1 Wembley 0.

PONTINS LEAGUE First Division: Newcastle 1 Sheffield Wednesday 2; Leeds United 1 Sunderland 1. Second Division: Bradford City 2 Derby 3.

NEVILLE OVENDEN COMBINATION First Division: Chelsea 4 Luton Town 1.

FA YOUTH CUP Fourth-round replay: Preston North End 3 Nottingham Forest 4.

SPANISH CUP Third round first leg: Extremadura 0 Oviedo 2; Sporting Gijon 1 Real Zaragoza 0; Lerida 0 Real Sociedad 0; Seville 0 Valencia 0; Real Mallorca 2 Real Madrid 0; Jaen 1 Villareal 0; Valladolid 1 Albacete 0; Atletico Madrid 0 Barcelona 5.

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES: Lima: Peru 0 Romania 2 (Monteanu 45, Dumitrescu 49). Los Angeles: El Salvador 0 Denmark 2 (B Nielsen 26, Elstrup 60).

ANGLO-ITALIAN CUP Semi-final first leg (Wednesday): Cremonese 4 (Nicolini 15, Florjancic 40, Tentoni 80, Lombardini 90) Bari 1 (Verdelli og 24).

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