Sporting Digest: Football

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The Independent Online
Darlington's sell-out FA Cup second-round match with Manchester City on Friday has been given the go ahead after the Football Association were satisfied with the results of a pitch inspection. There had been doubts that the Feethams surface would not be fit to stage the tie.

Bristol City have agreed a fee of pounds 225,000 with Moldovan club Zimbru Chisinau for the defender Ion Tistemitanu - captain of the Moldova national team.

Watford, third in Division One, have signed the Nigerian defender Ben Iroha. The 29-year-old represented his country in the 1994 and 1998 World Cups.

Celtic completed the signing of the Australian international Marko Viduka for pounds 3m yesterday.

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