Sporting Digest: Football

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The West Bromwich Albion midfielder Enzo Maresca, who made his First Division debut in the 2-0 home defeat against Bradford City on Sunday, has been named as captain of the Italy Under-18 side to face England in a friendly in Rome on 13 October.

NATIONWIDE FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Re-arranged fixtures: Wed 4 Nov: Reading v York (from 2 Sep). Tue 24 Nov: West Bromwich v Crystal Palace (from 5 Sep).

SCOTTISH LEAGUE: Re-arranged fixture: Sun 27 Sep: East Fife v Queen of the South (from 26 Sep).

AVON INSURANCE COMBINATION: Arsenal 3 Chelsea 2.

PORTUGUESE LEAGUE: Farense 1 (Nader 89) Benfica 0; Vitoria Guimaraes 5 (Gilmar 18, 19, pen 77, Vitor Paneira 47, Soderstrom 66) Braga 1 (Sousa og 89).

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER: Miami 3 Washington DC 1; New England 3 Tampa Bay 0; Dallas 1 Kansas City 0; Colorado 2 Columbus 1; San Jose 1 Los Angeles 0.

MONDAY'S LATE RESULTS: FA Carling Premiership: Blackburn 3 Chelsea 4. Football Conference: Kidderminster 2 Forest Green 2. UniBond League Premier Division: Emley 2 Bishop Auckland 0. Dr Martens League Premier Division: Atherstone Utd 1 Worcester City 1. Jewsn Wessex League: Portsmouth RN 0 Eastleigh 4. Pontins League Premier Division: Sunderland 3 Everton 0. League Cup Group Five: Bury 1 Stoke City 0. Avon Insurance Combination First Division: Reading 1 Watford 4.

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