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Birmingham City have cleared their fans of any blame following an incident that left the Leeds United team coach with a damaged windscreen last Saturday. There had been reports that the coach was attacked outside Birmingham's ground. But the damage to the windscreen happened five miles away and it is now thought that a stone thrown up by another vehicle was responsible for the incident. Meanwhile, Birmingham are set to sign Richard Knight, the Derby County goalkeeper, on loan today.

The host for the 2004 European Championships will be announced in Aachen, Germany, on 12 October. Bids from Portugal, Spain and a joint one by Austria and Hungary are under consideration.

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