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ARRIGO SACCHI, the Italian coach, will look to the recalled Juventus striker, Gianluca Vialli, to provide the goals in a World Cup qualifying match in Malta today.

ITALY (World Cup European Group One qualifier v Malta, Valletta, today): G Pagliuca (Sampdoria); P Maldini (Milan), A Di Chiara (Parma), S Eranio, A Costacurta, F Baresi, R Donadoni, D Albertini (all Milan), G Vialli (Juventus), A Evani (Milan), G Signori (Lazio). Substitutes: L Marchegiani (Torino), M Mannini (Sampdoria), D Baggio (Juventus), A Bianchi (Internazionale), M Simone (Milan).

WORLD CUP Revised dates for Africa qualifying ties: Group B: 10 January Swaziland v Liberia; Zaire v Cameroon. 24 January: Liberia v Cameroon. Group C: 10 January: Angola v Zimbabwe. 14 February: Angola v Togo. Group D: to be arranged: South Africa v Libya.

DRINKWISE CUP Semi-final draw: Northwich Victoria v Macclesfield Town; Yeovil Town or Wycombe Wanderers v Dagenham and Redbridge. (Ties to be played over two legs in weeks commencing 23 February and 16 March).

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