Sporting Digest: Football

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Claude Le Roy, director of sport at Paris St-Germain, has accepted an offer to coach Cameroon during the World Cup finals. It will be Le Roy's second stint with Cameroon, after leading them to the 1988 African Cup title.

The Kilmarnock midfielder Billy Findlay has joined Ayr United for a nominal fee. Findlay, 27, would have been out of contract at Rugby Park at the end of the season and has struggled to establish himself in the first team this term.

Bournemouth, whose average attendance is 4,500, have sold 18,000 tickets in a week for their Wembley appearance in the Auto Windscreens Shield final. The Second Division side meet Grimsby on 19 April and expect to sell all their allocation of 31,000 tickets.

Mario Zagallo, the Brazil coach, has told Romario to get into shape if he wants to play in France 98. "He knows he's off form and must work hard to make the World Cup," Zagallo said. Romario has failed to score in the last five international friendlies.

Peter Jackson, the Huddersfield manager, will call time on his 19-year playing career when he turns out for the reserves against West Bromwich tonight. Jackson, who made more than 600 appearances for Bradford City, Chester and Newcastle as well as Huddersfield, has not played since leaving Halifax to take charge at the McAlpine Stadium in October.

BELL'S SCOTTISH LEAGUE Fixture change: Sun 5 Apr: Queen of the South v East Fife (from 4 Apr).

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