Sport in short: Football

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PREMIER Division attendances in Scotland dropped last season by 3.5 per cent to just over 3m spectators. Rangers were the most heavily supported club with a total of 896,211 followed by Celtic (499,038) and Aberdeen (245,881). First Division attendances were down by 1.8 per cent to 547,745, but those in the Second Division rose by 3.6 per cent to 145,674.

AARAU secured their first Swiss League title in 79 years by beating Sion, last season's champions, 2-1 yesterday. Avenir Beggen won the Luxembourg championship by drawing their final match of the season against CS Grevenmacher.

WERDER BREMEN won the Bundesliga with a 3-0 win yesterday away to VfB Suttgart, their predecessors as German champions. Bremen took the title by a point from Bayern Munich, the leaders for most of the season.

GERMAN LEAGUE: Bayer Leverkusen 4 Borussia Monchengladbach 0; Hamburg 1 Eintracht Frankfurt 2; Karlsruhe 3 Borussia Dortmund 0; Bochum 3 Wattenscheid 1; Nuremberg 4 Saarbrucken 1; Schalke 3 Bayern Munich 3; VfB Stuttgart 0 Werder Bremen 3; Bayer Uerdingen 0 Cologne 0; Kaiserslautern 2 Dynamo Dresden 0. Final standings: 1 Werder Bremen (P 34, Pts 48); 2 Bayern Munich (34-47); 3 Eintracht Frankfurt (34-42); 4 Borussia Dortmund (34-41).

SPANISH LEAGUE: Barcelona 2 Seville 1; Deportivo La Coruna 3 Cadiz 0; Real Madrid 2 Real Sociedad 0. Leading standings: 1 Real Madrid (P 36, Pts 55); 2 Barcelona (36-54); 3 Deportivo (36-52).

JAPANESE J LEAGUE: Verdy Kawasaki 1 Yokohama Flugels 1 (Kawasaki won 5-4 on penalties); JEF United Ichihara 1 Shimizu S-Pulse 2 (after two extra periods); Yokohama Marinos 0 Kashima Antlers 2; Gamba Osaka 3 Nagoya Grampus Eight 1; Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1 Urawa Red Diamonds 0.

WORLD CUP Asian Group D (Seoul): South Korea 4 Hong Kong 1.

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