Sport in Short: Football

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DON HOWE, the Chelsea coach, was in hospital last night for precautionary chest checks after being taken ill. The 57-year- old former England coach had a triple heart bypass operation in 1988.

RUUD GULLIT has been included in the Dutch squad for next Wednesday's World Cup Group Two qualifier against Turkey in Istanbul.

BILL KENYON, the former chairman of Wigan Athletic, yesterday sold his majority shareholding in the Second Division club to Corporate Resources Ltd, a London- based company, for a reported pounds 300,000.

BRIAN HILLIER, the former Swindon Town chairman, was freed yesterday from a 12-month prison sentence for his part in a tax dodge involving under-the-counter payments to players. The Court of Appeal rejected Hillier's challenge to his conviction but ruled the sentence was unnecessarily severe.


Juventus (2)5 Sigma Olomouc (0)0

Vialli 6, 50 6,000

Casiraghi 28, Moller 46

Ravanelli 69

(Juventus win 7-1 on aggregate)

Real Madrid (1)1 Vitesse Arnhem (0)0

Zamorano 31 36,000

(Real Madrid win 2-0 on aggregate)

LOANS: Alan Dickens, midfielder, Chelsea to West Bromwich Albion. Mark Stimson, full-back, Newcastle United to Portsmouth.

PONTINS LEAGUE Second Division: Grimsby 1 Derby County 2.

NEVILLE OVENDEN COMBINATION First Division: Brighton 2 Portsmouth 1.

VAUXHALL FA TROPHY Third qualifying round replays: Bashley 2 Poole 2 (aet); Wembley 0 Stafford Rangers 1 (Stafford away to Grays).

FA YOUTH CUP Second round: Sheffield Wednesday 1 Leeds United 2; Wycombe Wanderers 2 Cambridge City 1.

FA YOUTH CUP Third-round draw: Preston v Manchester City; Scunthorpe or Derby County v Nottingham Forest; Crewe or Stoke v Leeds United; Manchester United v Notts County; West Bromwich Albion v York; Liverpool v Bradford City; Sheffield United v Birmingham or Wolves; Brentford v Leyton Orient; Tottenham v Norwich; Wycombe v Charlton or Brighton; Sutton United or Fulham v Wimbledon or Portsmouth; Bristol City v Swansea; Crystal Palace v Millwall or Plymouth; Chelsea v Reading or Dulwich Hamlet; Queen's Park Rangers v Coventry; Swindon v Arsenal. Ties to be played before 16 January.

WEDNESDAY'S LATE RESULTS: Konica League of Wales League Cup preliminary round: Mold Alexandra 1 Connah's Quay Nomads 2. Pontins League First Division: Nottingham Forest 5 Barnsley 1. Second Division: York 0 Hull City 0. FA Youth Cup second round: Coventry 2 Colchester 1; Swindon 1 Southampton 0; Tranmere 1 Liverpool 6. Gulf Cup (Doha, Qatar): United Arab Emirates 1 Oman 0.