Sporting Digest: Football

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Dundee United have completed the pounds 400,000 signing of Darlington's Canadian international central defender Jason Devos.

The Chelsea defender Franck Leboeuf has been invited to speak at the Oxford University Union on 18 October. The French international, who has also been deputising as Chelsea's captain in the absence of Dennis Wise, will face questions about his views on the state of football.

Igor Stimac and Mario Stanic will be back in the Croatian team for the European Championship qualifier against Macedonia in Zagreb today. Stimac, a central defender, missed Saturday's Group Eight win over Malta through injury and Stanic, a midfielder, was suspended. The versatile Stanic will probably partner Davor Suker in attack, with skipper Zvonimir Boban of Milan assuming a more attacking role. The Croatians will still be missing two strikers in Alen Boksic and Goran Vlaovic. Croatia lost their opening group match to the Republic of Ireland.

Croatia: D Ladic, I Stimac, I Tudor, D Simic, D Saric, R Jarni, Z Soldo, A Asanovic, Z Boban, D Suker, M Stanic.

Macedonia (probable): P Milosevski, G Lazarevski, M Stojkovski, G Sedloski, G Stavrevski, M Stojanovski, A Sakiri, T Micevski, R Bozinov, V Trenevski, S Zaharievski.

Croatia's Hajduk Split have had their stadium suspended for one European match in punishment for their supporters' misbehavior in a Uefa Cup match. The incidents took place during Hajduk's first round, second leg match against Fiorentina of Italy last month. The club will have to play their first home match when it next qualifies for a European competition at least 125 miles from Split, Uefa said in a statement. The panel also fined England 60,000 Swiss francs (pounds 30,000) for their supporters' behaviour during the team's 2-1 European Championship qualifying defeat in Sweden.

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