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ENGLAND were beaten 12-11 by Portugal in a draining penalty shoot-out in the semi- finals of the European Under-18 Championship in Schweinfurt, Germany, yesterday. Nick Barmby of Tottenham missed the vital penalty in the shoot-out, in which 30 spot kicks were taken. The teams were level at 1-1 after 90 minutes; Middlesbrough's Jamie Pollock scored England's goal.

RHYS WILMOT, Plymouth Argyle's former Arsenal goalkeeper, has signed for Grimsby Town. A League transfer tribunal will decide the fee.

KEVIN DRINKELL, the former Norwich and Rangers striker, has completed his pounds 150,000 move from Coventry to Falkirk. He becomes player-coach at Brockville Park.

LARS OLSEN, the captain of the European champions, Denmark, has joined the Belgian Second Division club, Seraing, from Trabzonspor of Turkey.

TRANSFERS: Murray Jones, striker, Grimsby to Brentford, pounds 75,000. Jamie McCarron, midfielder, Aberdeen to Clyde, free. Tommy Bryce, striker, Ayr to Clyde, free.

EUROPEAN UNDER-18 CHAMPIONSHIP Semi-finals (Schweinfurt, Ger): England 1 (Pollock 46) Portugal 1 (Cassama 57) (Portugal won 12- 11 on penalties); Turkey 2 Norway 1.

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