Sporting Digest: Football

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JOHAN CRUYFF has renewed his contract as Barcelona's coach and will stay with the Spanish champions for at least two more seasons.

COREY BROWNE, of Dover Athletic, scored the only goal for England's semi-professional XI in a 2-1 defeat by Norway's Under-21 side in Slemmenstad yesterday.

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES (Eindhoven): Netherlands 7 (Bergkamp 12, 90, Roy 17, R Koeman pen 23, Taument 46, Rijkaard 58, 78) Hungary 1 (Illes pen 9). (Bucharest): Romania 0 Slovenia 0. (Oslo): Norway 2 (Jakobsen 35, H Berg 45) Denmark 1 (Povlsen 41).

TOULON UNDER-21 TOURNAMENT Group B (La Seyne): Scotland 2 (Lavin 32, Hannah 57) Portugal 0; (Miramas): Belgium 3 Egypt 1. Group B standings: 1 Scotland (P 2, Pts 3); 2 Belgium (2-2); 3 Portugal (2-2); 4 Egypt (2-1).

REPRESENTATIVE MATCH: Norway Under-21 XI 2 England semi-professional XI 1 (C Browne) (at Slemmenstad).

SPANISH LEAGUE First Division promotion / relegation play-off first leg: Santiago de Compostela 3 Rayo Vallecano 1.

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

BOLIVIA WORLD CUP SQUAD: Goalkeepers: Torrico (Blooming), Rojas (Oriente Petrolero), Trucco (Bolivar). Defenders: Quinteros (The Strongest), O Sanchez, Rimba, Sandy, Cristaldo (all Bolivar), J M Pena, Soruco (both Blooming). Midfielders: Melgar (The Strongest), Baldivieso, Borja (both Bolivar), E Sanchez (Boavista), Ramos (Bolivar), Pinedo, Soria (both Oriente Petrolero), Castillo (Platense). Forwards: Moreno (Blooming), Ramallo (Destroyers), Etcheverry (Colo Colo), A Pena (Temuco).

WOMEN'S NATIONAL PREMIER LEAGUE: Doncaster Belles 7 Knowsley United 0 (Doncaster champions).

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