Sporting Digest: Football

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Everton have appointed Sir Philip Carter as deputy chairman of the club. Carter joined the board in 1975 and was previously chairman from 1978 to 1991. He was president of the Football League from 1986 to 1988 and played a leading role in the formation of the FA Premiership.

The Hungarian government agreed yesterday to take part in a joint bid with Austria to host the 2004 European Championship.

The former Aston Villa striker Savo Milosevic scored with a well-placed chip to give Yugoslavia the lead in their 1-1 draw with Brazil in Wednesday's friendly in Sao Luis. Marcelino Carioca curled in a free-kick to equalise for Brazil.

A resurgent Milan retained their lead at the top of the European club rankings this week after preserving their 100 per cent record in the Italian league with a 2-1 win away to promoted Salernitana. But Bayern Munich, another club with great traditions who are back to their best form after a spell in the doldrums, are close behind after a fifth successive win in the Bundesliga.