Sporting Digest: Football

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ARGENTINA have called off their two internationals in Japan because Diego Maradona has been refused entry to the country owing to his criminal record for cocaine possession and use. However Claudio Caniggia, who has just finished a 13- month ban for alleged cocaine use, would have been allowed in because he had not faced criminal charges.

MELBOURNE has joined Japan and South Korea in seeking to host the World Cup finals in 2002.

CREWE ALEXANDRA won the PFA's Bobby Moore Fair Play trophy and a cheque for pounds 4,000 yesterday.

ITALY WORLD CUP SQUAD: Goalkeepers: Pagliuca (Sampdoria), Marchegiani (Lazio), Bucci (Parma). Defenders: Apolloni, Benarrivo, Minotti (all Parma), Costacurta, Baresi, Maldini, Tassotti (all Milan), Mussi (Torino). Midfielders: D Baggio, Conte (both Juventus), Donadoni, Albertini (both Milan), Evani (Sampdoria), Berti (Internazionale). Forwards: R Baggio (Juventus), Signori, Casiraghi (both Lazio), Massaro (Milan), Zola (Parma).

FRIENDLY INTERNATIONALS (Cali): Colombia 3 (Perez pen 41, Valenciano 62, Valderrama 85) Parma 1 (Edmundo 49). (Seoul): South Korea 2 Internacional (Bra) 2.

DANISH CUP Final: Brondby 0 Naestved 0 (aet, Brondby win 3-1 on penalties).

DUTCH CUP Final: Feyenoord 2 NEC Nijmegen 1.

SWEDISH CUP Final: IFK Norrkoping 4 Helsingborg 3 (after extra time).

FA YOUTH CUP Final second leg: Arsenal 3 Millwall 0 (Arsenal win 5-3 on aggregate).

NORTHERN COUNTIES EAST League Cup Final: Hucknall Town 4 Thackley 1.

CARLING NORTH WEST COUNTIES: First Division: Rossendale Utd 2 Skelmersdale 1.

KONICA LEAGUE OF WALES: Llansantffraid 3 Conwy 0.

JEWSON EASTERN LEAGUE Premier Division: Tiptree United 1 Diss Town 6.

PONTINS LEAGUE Second Division: Scunthorpe 2 Mansfield 1.

NEVILLE OVENDEN COMBINATION First Division: Charlton 3 West Ham 2; QPR 5 Bristol City 1; Tottenham 4 Chelsea 2. Second Division: Plymouth 9 Bournemouth 0.

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