Sport in Short: Football

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JIMMY GILLIGAN, the Swansea City striker, has been forced to retire on medical advice following two back operations.

MICKY MELLON, a 20-year-old midfielder, has joined West Bromwich Albion from Bristol City for pounds 75,000.

ALAN DINNIE, the Dundee defender, is likely to miss the rest of the season after suffering serious knee damage during the Scottish Cup tie against Hearts on Saturady.

ENGLAND'S match against Brazil in this summer's US Cup tournament has been put back a day. The game in Chicago will now be played on 13 June.

US CUP (revised schedule): 6 June: US v Brazil (Yale Bowl, New Haven, Conn); 9: US v England (Foxboro, Mass); 10: Brazil v Germany (RFK Stadium, Washington DC); 13: US v Germany (Soldier Field, Chicago); 13: England v Brazil (RFK Stadium); 19: England v Germany (Pontiac Silverdome, Detroit).

AUTOGLASS TROPHY Semi-final draw: Northern section: Stockport v Chesterfield; Wigan v Huddersfield. Southern section: Stoke or WBA v Port Vale; Swansea or Leyton Orient v Brighton or Exeter. (Ties to be played week commencing 22 February).

NEVILLE OVENDEN COMBINATION First Division: West Ham 0 Millwall 2; Bristol City 1 Wimbledon 1.

PONTINS LEAGUE First Division: Rotherham 3 Nottingham Forest 5; Sheffield Wednesday 1 Leicester 1; Stoke 2 Manchester City 0. Second Division: Derby 4 Mansfield 0.

VAUXHALL FA TROPHY Second-round third replay: Runcorn 4 Gloucester City 1 (Runcorn at home to Winsford United).

DIADORA LEAGUE Associate Members' Trophy first round: Petersfield 1 Malden Vale 3. First- round replay: Banstead 0 Cove 2.

WILKINSON SWORD IRISH LEAGUE CUP Second round: Larne 2 Ards 4.

WEDNESDAY'S LATE RESULTS: Diadora League Cup third round: Molesey 3 Tooting and Mitcham 0. Associate Members' Trophy first round: Royston 1 Saffron Walden 2. Boddingtons West Midlands League Premier Division: Oldswinford 3 Willenhall 3; West Bromwich Town 0 Chasetown 4. FA Youth Cup fourth round: Millwall 3 Brighton 0.International friendlies (Monterrey): Mexico 2 Romania 0 (Galindo 35, Javier Cruz 54). Tour match (Mission Viejo, Calif): United States 2 FC Zurich 1. Libertadores Cup Group One (Lima): Sporting Cristal (Peru) 1 Universitario (Peru) 3. Group Five (Porto Alegre): Internacional (Bra) 0 Flamengo (Bra) 0.

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