Sport in Short: Football

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TRANSFERS: Gary Poole, defender, Plymouth to Southend ( pounds 350,000). Derek Payne, midfielder, Barnet to Southend (free). Mick Bodley, defender, Barnet to Southend (free).

WORLD CUP African Zone second round Group A (Lagos): Nigeria 4 (Okocha 14, Yekini 23, 34, Amokachi 86) Algeria 1 (Tesfaoul 5). Standings (winners qualify for finals): 1 Ivory Coast (P 2, Pts 3); 2 Nigeria (2-2); 3 Algeria (2-1).

J LEAGUE: Kashima Antlers 3 Yokohama Marinos 1; Urawa Red Diamonds 1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0; Nagoya Grampus Eight 2 Gamba Osaka 3; Yokohama Flugels 0 Verdy Kawasaki 0 (Flugels won 3-1 on pens); Shimizu S-Pulse 4 JEF United Ichihara 1. Leading positions: 1 Kashima (P 15, Pts 24); 2 Yokohama (15-18); 3 Kawasaki (15-18).

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