Sporting Digest: Football

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Zinedine Zidane, the French World Cup-winning midfielder has ruled out leaving his Italian Serie A club, Juventus, at the end of the season to play in Spain. "I'm happy at Juve. I'm staying at Juve," he told a French newspaper. The 26-year-old claimed earlier this month that he might leave the club and move to Spain, primarily to satisfy his wife, who is Spanish. Zidane has told L'Equipe that he had been wrong to announce publicly that his family were not happy in Turin.

Fifa, the governing body of international football, has threatened to suspend Hungary from international football unless the ousted Hungarian Football Federation president Attila Kovacs is reinstated. Hungary's sports minister, Tamas Deutsch, suspended Kovacs and the federation executive committee from office on 4 February after two government inquiries into the running of the federation reported evidence of mismanagement and breach of regulations. Deutsch has since revoked the suspension of the committee but has refused to reinstate Kovacs.

THURSDAY'S LATE RESULTS: Nationwide League Second Division: Northampton 3 Wigan 3. Nationwide Conference: Leek 2 Yeovil 4. Ryman League Premier Division: Aldershot 0 Chesham 0; Harrow Borough 0 St Albans 0; Enfield 2 Hendon 1. First Division: Leyton Pennant 1 Berkhamsted Town 2; Molesey 0 Chertsey Town 0; Whyteleafe 0 Hitchin Town 3; Worthing 2 Grays Athletic 1. Second Division: Windsor & Eton 1 Wokingham Town 4; Hemel Hempstead 1 Wivenhoe Town 2. Third Division: Epsom & Ewell 0 Ford Utd 5. UniBond League Premier Division: Altrincham 1 Emley 0; Stalybridge 1 Runcorn 2; Whitby Town 0 Guiseley 0. First Division: Eastwood Town 1 Belper Town 0; Matlock Town 0 Bradford Park Avenue 1; Radcliffe Borough 2 Alfreton Town 3; Hucknall Town 3 Harrogate Town 0. Dr Martens League Midland Division: Evesham Utd 8 Bloxwich Town 0; Solihull 2 Sutton Coldfield 0. Southern Division: Bashley 3 Ashford Town 3; Havant & Waterlooville 1 Dartford 1; Tonbridge Angels 1 St Leonards 4. Winstonlead Kent League Premier Division: Crockenhill 2 Greenwich Borough 2. Uhlsport United Counties League Premier Division: Ford Sports 6 Long Buckby 2. Screwfix Direct League Premier Division: Paulton Rovers 0 Taunton Town 3; Elmore 0 Bristol Manor Farm 3. North Western Trains League First Division: Atherton Collieries 1 St Helens Town 3; Maine Road 1 Ramsbottom Utd 2; Rossendale Utd 2 Clitheroe 1. League Cup Final: Prescot Cables v Vauxhall GM. Interlink Express Midland Alliance: Bridgnorth Town 2 Wednesfield 2; Sandwell Borough 0 Oldbury Utd 2; Willenhall Town 0 Shifnal Town 3. Jewson Wessex League: Moneyfields 0 Lymington & New Milton 3; BAT Sports 1 Fareham Town 0. Jewson Eastern League Premier Division: Halstead Town 1 Fakenham Town 2. Arnott Insurance Northern League First Division: Morpeth Town v Consett. League Of Wales: Connah's Quay 3 Newtown 2. Avon Insurance Combination First Division: Crystal Palace 0 Tottenham 3. Pontins League Premier Division: Stoke 0 Sunderland 0.

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