Sporting Digest: Football

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JAMIE CASSIDY, of Liverpool, volleyed the winner after 15 minutes to give England a 1-0 victory over Portugal in their opening European Under-16 Youth Championship game in Dublin yesterday. Cassidy made the most of a cross from Tottenham's Steve Clemence, son of Ray.

CHINA have picked Qi Wusheng, the former coach of its Olympic squad, as national coach. He replaces the German, Klaus Schlappner.

MONDAY'S LATE RESULTS: Neville Ovenden Combination First Division: Queen's Park Rangers 1 Watford 1. Pontins League Second Division: Grimsby 1 Tranmere 1. Diadora League Premier Division: Sutton United 1 Yeading 1.