Sporting Digest: FOOTBALL

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The Independent Online
Uefa, European football's ruling body, have rejected Tottenham's official protest claiming that Kaiserslautern changed their starting line-up after the official deadline for last week's Uefa Cup second-round second-leg match in Germany. The Bundesliga side won the tie 2-1 on aggregate.

The Bayern Munich midfielder, Jens Jeremies, was handed a five match ban and fined 10,000 marks (pounds 3,330) by Uefa for stamping on the PSV Eindhoven player, Arnold Bruggink, during a Champions' League game on 26 October. Jeremies was sent off as Bayern lost 2-1.

The United States beat New Zealand 2-1 in the opening match of the under- 17 world championship in Auckland yesterday. New Zealand led at half-time but succumbed after their goal scorer David Mulligan was sent off early in the second half.