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ANDY MYERS, of Chelsea, scored twice as England beat Poland 6-1 in Regensburg, Germany, yesterday to reach the semi-finals of the European Youth Championship and secure qualification for the World Youth Championship in Australia next March. England's opponents in tomorrow's semi-final in Schweinfurt will be Portugal, while Turkey take on Norway in the other semi-final. The final is on Saturday. The other goals came from Sheffield Wednesday's Chris Bart-Williams, Alan Thompson and Stephen Watson of Newcastle, and Tottenham's Nick Barmby.

CELTIC are giving a trial to Rudi Vata, a 23-year-old Albanian international defender who plays for Dinamo Tirana. Vata is available at about pounds 200,000.

TORBEN FRANK, 24, a striker with Denmark's European Championship- winning squad, is leaving the Danish champions, Lyngby, for the French First Division club, Lyon.

EUROPEAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP Quarter-final (Regensburg, Ger): Poland 1 England 6.

WORLD CUP CONCACAF Qualifying zone first round: Managua: Nicaragua 0 El Salvador 5 (Estrada 2, Gonzalez 16, 32, Castro pen 17, Ulloa 28).

FRIENDLY MATCHES: Alloa 1 Dunfermline 1; Deveronvale 1 Dundee 4; Evesham 1 Birmingham City 0; Forres Mechanics 0 Aberdeen 8; Inverness Caledonian 1 Airdrie 2; Gala Fairydean 0 Meadowbank Thistle 0; Keith 3 Celtic 5 Morton 2 Coventry City 2; Queen of the South 1 Rangers 7; Sligo Rovers 2 Chelsea 2; Yeovil Town 0 Swindon Town 0.

SWEDISH LEAGUE: Orebro 1 Trelleborg 1; Djurgarden 1 IFK Gothenburg 0; Vastra Frolunda 2 Osters Vaxjo 3; Malmo 2 AIK Stockholm 0; GAIS Gothenburg 0 Norrkoping 3. Top six (Norrkoping, Vaxjo, Trelleborg, AIK Stockholm, Malmo and IFK Gothenburg) proceed to championship play-offs.

RUSSIAN LEAGUE Group A: CSKA Moscow 4 Dynamo Moscow 1; Kamychin 3 Vladikavkaz 2; Voronej 2 Stavropol 1; Ekaterinburg 1 Nakhodka 3; Tiumen 0 Lokomotiv Moscow 3. Leading positions: 1 CSKA Moscow (P 14, Pts 20); 2 Lokomotiv Moscow (14-19); 3 Dynamo Moscow (12-17). Group B: Spartak Moscow 3 Torpedo Moscow 0; St Petersburg 1 Rostov-on-Don 2; Samara 1 Yaroslavl 0; Asmaral Moscow 3 Krasnodar 1. Leading positions: 1 Spartak Moscow (P 13, Pts 20); 2 Asmaral (14-20); 3 Novgorod (13-18).

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