Sporting Digest: Football

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DIEGO MARADONA scored his first international goal for four years as Argentina beat Morocco 3-1 in an international friendly in Salta on Wednesday. The 33-year-old, who is without a club but still hopes to play for his country at the World Cup finals, captained the side and scored from the penalty spot after 55 minutes. His lively display was well-received, but he is still short of full fitness and was substituted 23 minutes later.

WEDNESDAY'S LATE RESULTS: International friendly matches (Salta): Argentina 3 (Balbo 13, Maradona pen 54, Perez 81) Morocco 1 (Kachloul 17). (Toulon): Saudi Arabia 2 (Oweiran 20, Almohahal 25) Iceland 0. (Davidson, North Carolina): United States 3 (Klopas 3, Lapper 40, Reyna 59) Moldova 0. (Copenhagen): Denmark 3 (M Laudrup 23, 43, Povlsen 60) Hungary 1 (Vincze 1). (Bursa): Turkey 0 Russia 1 (Radchenko 9). (Bratislava): Slovakia 4 (Dubovsky pens 24, 61, Kinder 68, Moravcik 83) Croatia 1 (Popovic 67). (Vilnius): Lithuania 1 (Baltusnikas 40) Israel 1 (Hazari 6). European Under-21 Championship final (Montpellier): Italy 1 (Orlandini 97) Portugal 0 (after sudden-death extra time). Third- place play-off (Nimes): Spain 2 (Garcia pen 53, 75) France 1 (Nouma 45). Federation Brewery Northern League First Division: Billingham Synthonia 0 Ferryhill 1; Consett 0 Tow Law 3.

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