Sporting Digest: Football

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Napoli, bottom of Serie A, have named Giovanni Galeone as their third coach this season. Carlo Mazzone resigned on Monday with Napoli having lost all four league games since he replaced Bortolo Mutti on 10 October.

Canada have withdrawn from February's CONCACAF Gold Cup and will be replaced by World Cup qualifiers Jamaica. Canada said they were offering their place in CONCACAF's 10-team biennial championship to be played in February in the United States to Jamaica "in order to assist them in their critical preparation program" and to demonstrate "our friendship with the Jamaican Football Federation".

Milan's French international midfielder Marcel Desailly wrote off his Ferrari in a crash on Monday night but escaped uninjured. The accident happened on the same road on which his Milan and France team-mate Ibrahim Ba wrote off his Mercedes last month. Ba was also unhurt.

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