Sporting Digest: Football

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VALERY KARPIN, the Spartak Moscow midfielder, has decided to rejoin the Russian squad and abandon his boycott of the national side. He was one of 14 players who declared last year they would not play unless the coach, Pavel Sadyrin, was dismissed.

THE Juventus defender, Andrea Fortunato, 22, has been admitted to hospital for treatment of leukaemia.

TOUR MATCHES (Tweed Heads, Aus): Australian Olympic XI 1 (Agostino 84) Sheffield United 1 (Blake 25); (Cleveland): United States 2 (Klopas 21, 37) Bayern Munich 3 (Scholl 35, 60, Nerlinger 56); (Seoul): South Korea 2 (Cho Jin-ho 41, Kim Pan-keun pen 84) Bayer Leverkusen 0.

KIRIN CUP (Hiroshima): Japan 1 (Asano 10) Australia 1 (A Vidmar 67).