Sporting Digest: Football

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THE French coach, Aime Jacquet, has dropped two experienced forwards, Jean-Pierre Papin of Bayern Munich and Paris St-Germain's David Ginola, and called up the uncapped Franck Durix of Cannes and Franck Gava of Lyon for the European Championship qualifier against Romania.

FRANCE SQUAD (European Championship Group One v Romania, St-Etienne, 8 Oct): Lama (Paris St-Germain), Barthez (Marseille); Angloma (Torino), Blanc (St-Etienne), Karembeu, Pedros, Loko, Ouedec (all Nantes), Lizarazu, Zidane, Dugarry (all Bordeaux), N'Gotty, Gava (both Lyon), Roche, Le Guen (Paris St-Germain), Desailly (Milan), Durix (Cannes), Cantona (Manchester Utd).

ROMANIA SQUAD: Stelea (Samsunspor), Prunea (Dinamo Bucharest); Petrescu (Sheffield Wednesday), Belodedici (Valladolid), Prodan, Gilca, Panduru, Lacatus (all Steaua Bucharest), Mihali (Dinamo Bucharest), Popescu, Dumitrescu (both Tottenham), Selymes, Munteanu (both Cercle Bruges), Timofte (Samsunspor), Hagi (Barcelona), Lupescu (Bayer Leverkusen), Raducioiu (Espanol), Cirstea (National Bucharest).

JIMMY NEIGHBOUR, the former Tottenham and West Ham winger, is joining Doncaster Rovers as first- team coach, following the departure of the assistant manager, George Smith. The West Ham scout, Bruce McLellan, will also join Rovers as general manager and chief scout next month.

FA CARLING PREMIERSHIP Manager of the month award: Frank Clark (Nottm Forest).

ENDSLEIGH INSURANCE LEAGUE Manager of the month awards: First Division: Graham Taylor (Wolverhampton Wanderers). Second Division: Liam Brady (Brighton). Third Division: Mike Walsh (Bury).

GERMAN LEAGUE: Dynamo Dresden 1 (Seeliger og 13) 1860 Munich 1 (Pacult 68); Bochum 1 (Gudjonsson 88) Duisburg 0.

DUTCH LEAGUE: NEC Nijmegen 2 PSV Eindhoven 2.

BELGIAN LEAGUE: Ostend 0 Standard Liege 2.

BORD GAIS LEAGUE OF IRELAND: Athlone Town 2 Cork City 3; Shelbourne 2 Galway Utd 3.

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