Sporting Digest: Football

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JORGE VALDANO, the Argentinian coach of Tenerife, has agreed a three-year contract as coach of Real Madrid, starting from next season.

GUIDO BUCHWALD, the German international, will leave Stuttgart for Urawa Red Diamonds in the J League after the World Cup.

J LEAGUE: Shimizu S-Pulse 1 Jubilo Iwata 0; Jef United Ichihara 3 Yokohama Marinos 2; Gamba Osaka 3 Bellmare Hiratsuka 2; Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0 Verdy Kawasaki 5; Yokohama Flugels 2 Urawa Reds 1; Nagoya Grampus Eight 2 Kashima Antlers 1.

LIBERTADORES CUP First round: Group one: Olimpia (Par) 0 Independiente Medellin (Col) 2. Group three: Alianza (Peru) 2 Barcelona (Ecu) 1. Group four: Defensor Sporting (Urug) 0 Colo Colo (Chile) 0. Group five: Bolivar (Bol) 2 Maritimo (Ven) 1.

WORLD CUP REFEREES: Europe: P Don (Eng), F Baldas (It), M-D Vega (Sp), B Karlsson (Swe), H Krug (Ger), P Mikkelsen (Den), L Mottram (Scot), P-L Pairetto (It), S Puhl (Hung), J Quiniou (Fr), K Roethlisberger (Swit), M Van der Ende (Neth). Asia: J Al-Sharif (Syr), A Mohamed Bujsaim (UAE). South America: E-F Cavani (Urug), F Lamolina (Arg), R Marsiglia (Bra), A Tejada (Peru), J J Torres (Col), North and Central America: A Angeles (US), R Badilla (C Rica), A-B Carter (Mex). Africa: N Jouini (Tun), An- Yan Lim Kee Chong (Mauritania).

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