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THE GOVERNMENT of the Solomon Islands held a public holiday yesterday when Tahiti visited Honiara, the islands' capital, for a World Cup Oceania zone qualifier - the first World Cup match for both Pacific nations. Watched by a crowd of 18,000, Natei Dudley gave the Solomon Islands the lead in the 61st minute, but Eric Eta Eta scored an equaliser for Tahiti 15 minutes later.

LUIS OLIVEIRA, Anderlecht's Brazilian-born Belgian international striker, has joined Cagliari of Italy for about pounds 2m.

ANDREAS BREHME, the German international defender, has completed his move to Spain's Real Zaragoza from Internazionale of Italy.

TONY PULIS, the new AFC Bournemouth manager, has appointed the former Norwich No 2, David Williams, as his assistant manager.

FRIENDLY MATCHES (Font Romeu, Fr): Marseille 4 (Deschamps 11, Pele 20, Omam-Biyik 37, Boli 88) United States Olympic XI 2 (Dayak 27, Lagos 82). (Dublin): League of Ireland 0 Celtic 5 (Galloway 30, Coyne 60, O'Neill 67, Nicholas 72, Morris 86).

WORLD CUP OCEANIA QUALIFYING ZONE Group One (Honiara): Solomon Islands 1 Tahiti 1

TRANSFERS: Shaun Cunnington, midfielder, Grimsby to Sunderland, pounds 650,000. Lee Fowler, defender, Stoke to Preston, tribunal.

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