Sport in Short: Football

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THE French First Division side Sochaux have signed Dynamo Kiev's Ukrainian international, Pavel Yakovenko. The former Soviet World Cup player could make his debut against Montpellier on Saturday.

MARCO VAN BASTEN suffered a calf- muscle injury in training yesterday, forcing Dick Advocaat, the Netherland's coach, to call up at short notice Erik Meijer, the Maastricht striker, for the World Cup Group Two qualifier against Turkey today.

MEXICO'S coach, the Argentine Cesar Luis Menotti, resigned yesterday, saying he had not been able to unite Mexican football as he would have wished. Under his guidance, the Mexican team finished at the head of the Concacaf Zone Group A for the 1994 World Cup finals.