Sporting Digest: Football

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MOTHERWELL, the Scottish Premier Division club, are seeking a new manager, following the resignation of Tommy McLean, after a contractual dispute. Billy McNeill, currently a coach at Celtic, and Tommy Craig are contenders for the vacancy.

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES: Toronto (yesterday): Canada 0 Netherlands 3 (Bergkamp 7, Overmars 13, Rijkaard 37). Sydney (yesterday): Australia 1 (Polak 38) South Africa 0. Miami (Saturday): Mexico 3 Northern Ireland 0 (L Garcia pen 18, 30, Hermosillo 77). Att: 8,498. Duncansville, Texas (Saturday): South Korea 3 Honduras 0 (Ko Jeong Woon 7, Hwang Sun Hong 37, Kim Joo Sung 77). New Haven, Conn (Saturday): Italy 1 (Signori 65) Costa Rica 0. Montreal (Saturday): Bolivia 0 Switzerland 0. Ibadan (Saturday): Nigeria 5 (Yekini 2, Siasia 2, Adepoju) Georgia 1 (Kezu). Montreal (Friday): Canada 0 Spain 2 (Salinas 10, Juanele 85). Austin, Texas (Friday): UA Guadalajara (Mex) 1 (Gallego 21) Bulgaria 1 (Sirakov 15).

UNDER-15 SCHOOLS INTERNATIONAL: Wembley (Saturday): England 2 (Platts 80, Bunn 46) France 1 (Massac 21).

LUXEMBOURG CUP Final (Saturday): Avenir Beggen 3 (Krings 23, Krahen 35, Scholten 52) F91 Dudelange 1 (Petitfrere 65) (Beggen complete double).

PORTUGUESE CUP Final replay: National Stadium, Lisbon (Friday): Porto 2 (Rui Jorge 35, Aloisio 91) Sporting Lisbon 1 (Vujacic 51) (after extra time).

JAPANESE LEAGUE: Shimizu S-Pulse 4 Gamba Osaka 1; Kashima Antlers 2 Bellmare Hiratsuka 0; Nagoya Grampus Eight 1 JEF United Ichihara 0; Verdy Kawasaki 3 Urawa Red Diamonds 0; Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2 Jubilo Iwata 1; Yokohama Marinos 2 Yokohama Flugels 1. Leading positions: 1 Hiroshima (P 21, Pts 34); 2 Shimizu (21-24); 3 Kashima (21-30). Sanfrecce Hiroshima win first-stage title.

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