Sporting Digest: Football

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FRANZ BECKENBAUER was fined DM10,000 ( pounds 3,900) yesterday, despite giving a written apology, for calling German football federation officials 'brainless jurists' after they ordered Bayern Munich, of whom he is manager, to replay a league game.

AUSTRALIA will play in the Japanese three-nation Kirin Cup with Japan and France. They replace Argentina who withdrew after Diego Maradona was refused a visa.

J LEAGUE: Sanfrecce Hiroshima 4 Verdy Kawasaki 1; Jubilo Iwata 4 Shimizu S-Pulse 2; Kashima Antlers 2 Nagoya Grampus 1; Urawa Reds 3 Yokohama Flugels 0; JEF Ichihara 2 Yokohama Marinos 1; Gamba Osaka 2 Bellmare Hiratsuka 1.

FRIENDLY MATCHES (Pusan, South Korea): South Korea bt Bayer Leverkusen 3-1. (Newcastle, Australia): New South Wales 1 Sheffield United 1 (Glyn Hodges, 76).