Sport: The Week in Review

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HE came, we saw, he fell. Maradona left the World Cup in disgrace after testing positive for banned substances. As ever, innocence was proclaimed.

On the field, some unlikely results led to some strange final group tables. Saudi Arabia beat Belgium to take second place and Bulgaria beat Argentina, their injury-time second goal put them second, and allowed Nigeria to win Group D.

Even though Wimbledon was proving rather unpredictable Martina Navratilova seemed to be destined for her 10th singles title and Pete Sampras looked a strong favourite to retain his.

In the long summer of rugby union France beat the All Blacks for only the second time in New Zealand as Philippe Sella made his 100th Test appearance and Wales finished their long tour on a losing note to Western Samoa.