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Sport in Short: Football

CELTIC have confirmed that they have received no offers for their transfer-seeking captain, Paul McStay, despite the midfielder's outstanding form for Scotland during the European Championship finals.

CAMEROON left for South Africa yesterday for a tour marking the Republic's return to international football after 28 years of exclusion because of apartheid.

SOUTH AFRICA will play a friendly in Botswana in Gaborone on 30 September.

READING have signed 24-year-old Bury midfielder Phil Parkinson for pounds 50,000.

AUSTRALIA beat Croatia 1-0 in front of 12,000 at Olympic Park, Melbourne, yesterday in the first of a three-match series of friendly internationals.

TRANSFERS: John Thomas and Nigel Greenwood, both strikers, Preston to Halifax, free.