Sporting Digest: Football

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The Chelsea pair, Roberto Di Matteo and Gianfranco Zola, were yesterday named in Italy's squad for the World Cup play-off with Russia in Naples on Saturday, along with the Crystal Palace midfielder Attilio Lombardo. The Internazionale goalkeeper Gianluca Pagliuca has been dropped while Parma's Enrico Chiesa replaces the injured Christian Vieri.

ITALY SQUAD (World Cup play-off v Russia, Naples, Saturday): Peruzzi (Juventus), Buffon (Parma), Cannavaro (Parma), Ferrara (Juventus), Costacurta (Milan), Maldini (Milan), Pessotto (Juventus), Nesta (Lazio), Sartor (Internazionale), Albertini (Milan), Baggio (Parma), Conte (Juventus), Cois (Fiorentina), Di Biagio (Roma), Di Matteo (Chelsea), Fuser (Lazio), Lombardo (Crystal Palace), Casiraghi (Lazio), Chiesa (Parma), Del Piero (Juventus), Ravanelli (Marseille), Zola (Chelsea).

FA UMBRO TROPHY Third round qualifying draw: Marine v Grantham; Bradford Park Avenue v Radcliffe Borough or Leigh RMI; Tamworth v Lancaster; Belper v Boston United; Bromsgrove v Worksop; Accrington Stanley v Runcorn; Solihull Borough v Emley; Barrow v Hinckley United; Stourbridge or Great Harwood v Witton or Bilston; Matlock v Winsford; Gainsborough Trinity v Bamber Bridge; Halesowen Town v Burton Albion; Workington or Harrogate Town v Blyth; Nuneaton Borough v Altrincham; Bromley v Purfleet; St Albans v Bishop's Stortford; Harrow Borough v Bath; Hitchin v Boreham Wood; Berkhamsted v Salisbury; Wisbech v Raunds; Dorchester v Worthing; Aylesbury v Dulwich Hamlet; Walton & Hersham or Bashley v Cirencester; Corby v Margate; King's Lynn v Chelmsford; Basingstoke v Romford; Merthyr Tydfil v Cambridge City or Dartford; Hastings v Heybridge; Chesham v Sutton Utd; Yeading v St Leonards Stamcroft; Billericay v Carshalton Athletic or Aldershot; Sittingbourne v Abingdon Town. Ties to be played 29 November.

WORLD CUP Concacaf final round: (San Salvador): El Salvador 2 (De Mello 47, Guerra 88) Jamaica 2 (Burton 51, Stewart 78). (Burnaby): Canada 0 United States 3 (Reyna 5, Wegerle 81, 89). (Mexico City): Mexico 3 (Chavez 1, Galindo 41, Hermosillo 68) Costa Rica 3 (Medford 52, Soto 71, Wanchope 86).

P W D L F A Pts

Mexico 9 4 5 0 23 7 17

United States 9 3 5 1 13 7 14

Jamaica 9 3 4 2 7 12 13

El Salvador 9 2 4 3 9 12 10

Costa Rica 9 2 3 4 10 11 9

Canada 9 1 3 5 4 17 6

Remaining fixtures: Sunday: Jamaica v Mexico; Costa Rica v Canada; United States v El Salvador.

Helenio Herrera, who coached Internazionale to two European Cups in the 1960s, died in Venice on Sunday at the age of 81.

West Ham's Premiership fixture against Crystal Palace, abandoned last Monday because of floodlight failure, has been rearranged for Wednesday 3 December.

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