Sporting Digest: Football

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PRESTON, of the Third Division, are the latest club to announce plans for major ground development. In a pounds 10m project, Deepdale is to be remodelled on the lines of the Luigi Ferraris Stadium shared by Sampdoria and Genoa.

TORINO were yesterday cleared by Uefa of offering prostitutes to referees at European club matches two seasons ago.

FIFA said yesterday it will not stop American World Cup organisers from requesting criminal history and investigative records from those seeking credentials for this year's tournament.

JIM McCLUSKEY, of Scotland, will referee the return leg of the Uefa Cup final between Internazionale and Salzburg in Italy on 11 May. The Czech Vaclav Krondl will take charge of Arsenal's Cup-Winners' Cup final against Parma in Copenhagen on 4 May.

CHRISTIAN ZIEGE, the Bayern Munich midfielder, has been ruled out of Germany's World Cup campaign because of a serious ankle injury. Ziege, 22, underwent an operation yesterday after tearing ligaments in his left ankle.

Coventry's Roy Wegerle had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee yesterday in the United States. Doctors hope Wegerle will be able to play for the United States when the World Cup finals start on 17 June.

NEVILLE OVENDEN COMBINATION First Division: Norwich City 1 Southampton 2.

GM VAUXHALL CONFERENCE: Postponed: Halifax v Dagenham & Redbridge.

GERMAN LEAGUE: Cologne 3 (Kohn 22, Polster 63, Sturm 86) Hamburg 0; Freiburg 0 Dynamo Dresden 1 (Fuchs 85).

EUROPEAN U-21 CHAMPIONSHIPS: Semi- final (Nimes): Portugal 2 Spain 0. (Montpellier): France 0 Italy 0 (aet; Italy win 5-3 pens).

FRIENDLY (Muscat): Oman 1 (Nabil Moubarak 70) Bulgaria 1 (Jankov 83).

LIBERTADORES CUP Second round first leg (La Paz): The Strongest (Bol) 1 (Garcia 23) Bolivar (Bol) 2 (Antelo 25, 28).