Sporting Digest: Football

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MARIO ZAGALO has been named as the new Brazil coach.

CYRILLE REGIS has joined Wycombe Wanderers on a free transfer from Wolves.

MANSFIELD have signed the Blackburn winger Simon Ireland for pounds 65,000. The 22-year-old was at Ewood Park for just over a year, but never played in the Premiership.

PRE-SEASON FRIENDLIES: Accrington Stanley 1 Rochdale 7; Boston Town 2 Grimsby Town 2; Braintree 2 Norwich City 1; Coventry City 1 Aston Villa 2 (Steve Ogrizovic testimonial); Gillingham 1 Arsenal 3; Goole Town 0 Newcastle United 10; Merthyr Tydfil 4 Bristol City 2; St Albans 2 Luton Town 2; Walton and Hersham 1 Birmingham City 1; Witton Albion 2 Tranmere Rovers 4; Wrexham 1 Liverpool 3; Wycombe Wanderers 1 Chelsea 2; Sporting Lisbon 1 (Juskowiak) Juventus 0; Bayern Munich 3 (Scholl, Papin, Witeczek) Barcelona 0; VfB Stuttgart 2 PSV Eindhoven 0.

LIBERTADORES CUP Semi-final first leg: Sao Paulo (Bra) 2 (Palhinha pen 39, Muller 67) Olimpia (Par) 1 (Cardozo 9).

J LEAGUE: Kashima Antlers 2 Jubilo Iwata 2 (Jubilo won 4-2 on penalties); JEF United Ichihara 5 Gamba Osaka 2; Verdy Kawasaki 1 Bellmare Hiratsuka 2; Yokohama Marinos 3 Urawa Red Diamonds 0; Shimizu S-Pulse 0 Yokohama Flugels 3; Sanfrecce Hiroshima 4 Nagoya Grampus Eight 0.

TUESDAY'S LATE RESULT: Uefa Cup preliminary round first leg: Lillestrom (Nor) 4 (Hedman 2, R Johnsen 42, Gulbrandsen 49, Pedersen, 68) Shakhtyor Donetsk (Ukr) 1 (Petrov 58).

SCOTTISH COCA-COLA CUP Second-round draw: 16 Aug: Motherwell v Clydebank; Dumbarton v Hearts; Morton v Airdrie; Falkirk v Montrose; Partick v Brechin; Ayr v Celtic; St Mirren v Dundee Utd. 17 Aug: Queen of the South v Hibernian; Aberdeen v Stranraer; Dundee v Caledonian Thistle; Dunfermline Athletic v Meadowbank Thistle; Arbroath v Rangers; Ross County v Raith Rovers; Kilmarnock v East Fife; Stirling Albion v St Johnstone; Hamilton v Clyde.

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