Sporting Digest: Football

MEL MACHIN, the former manager of Manchester City and Barnsley, has turned down an offer to take charge at Colchester United.

GRAHAM FENTON, the Aston Villa striker, is injured and has withdrawn from the England squad for the Toulon Under-21 tournament, which starts this weekend. He is replaced by Bruce Dyer of Crystal Palace.

EGIL OLSEN, the coach of Norway, yesterday named a preliminary 16-man squad for the World Cup finals. Six more players will be added by 3 June. Erland Johnsen, the Chelsea defender, is not among the 16 names.

PETERBOROUGH UNITED yesterday announced a record profit of pounds 880,007, despite the fact that they were relegated to the Endsleigh League Second Division.

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TOUR MATCH (Durban): Chatsworth Rangers 0 Aston Villa 1 (Whittingham 48).

SOUTH KOREA WORLD CUP SQUAD: Goalkeepers: Choi In Young (Hyundai Horang-I), Lee Woon Jae (Kyunghee University), Park Chul Woo (Lucky Goldstar Cheetahs). Defenders: Hong Myung Bo (POSCO Atoms), Shin Hong Gi, Choi Young Il (both Hyundai Horang-I), Kang Chul (Yukong Elephants), Park Jung Bae, Gu Sang Bum (both Daewoo Royals), Kim Pan Keun (Lucky Goldstar Cheetahs), Ahn Ik Soo, Lee Jong Hwa (both Ilhwa Chonma). Midfielders: Ko Jeong Woon (Ilhwa Chonma), Choi Moon Sik, Cho Jin Ho (both POSCO Atoms), Seo Jung Won, Lee Young Jin, Choi Dae Sik (all Lucky Goldstar Cheetahs). Forwards: Kim Joo Sung (VfL Bochum), Ha Seok Ju (Daewoo Royals), Hwang Sun Hong (Posco Atoms), Noh Jung Yoon (Sanfrecce Hiroshima).

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