Sporting Digest: Football
Friday 24 December 1999
Corinthians won the Brazilian championship for the second year running after hanging on for a goaless draw at home to Atletico Mineiro in the third leg of the final on Wednesday.
Earl Barrett has been forced to retire from the game due to a serious injury. The 32-year-old Sheffield Wednesday defender damaged his left knee in a 4-0 defeat at Middlesbrough more than a year ago, drawing an end to a 15-year career.
The Atletico Madrid president Jesus Gil has been temporarily suspended from running the club as part of an investigation into allegations that he used club money for personal gain.
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