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DORKING of the Diadora League were given permission yesterday to stage their FA Cup first-round tie against Plymouth Argyle at their own Meadowbank ground. After discussions with the Football Association, Surrey police and the local council, the match will be played on Sunday 15 November, with a noon kick-off. A 3,500 crowd limit has been set for the game, which will be all-ticket.

PHILIPPE VERCRUYSSE, the former French international, scored twice for Nimes to help inflict the first French League defeat of the season on Paris St Germain last night. The club from the capital, beaten 3-2, stay second, one point behind Nantes, who lost 1-0 at St Etienne on Thursday. The Brazilian, Valdo, put PSG ahead in the 12th minute, but Vercruysse soon equalised and then Didier Monczuk put Nimes in front. David Ginola levelled in the second-half, but Vercruysse scored the decider from the penalty spot five minutes from time. A last-minute goal from Jean-Marc Ferreri gave the champions, Marseille, a 2-2 draw at Sochaux.

FIFA has objected to Diego Maradona making a guest appearance for Bayern Munich in a friendly with Paul Gascoigne's Italian club, Lazio, on 11 November. The match has now been cancelled.

TRANSFER: Shane Westley, defender, Wolves to Brentford, pounds 100,000.

ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIP (Hiroshima): Group A: Japan 0 United Arab Emirates 0; Iran 2 North Korea 0.

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