AZERBAIJAN will not be allowed to stage European Championship qualifying matches at home because of the state of emergency in the former Soviet republic. Uefa said yesterday the ban will be enforced 'until the situation changes there'. Azerbaijan, who compete in Group One with France, Romania, Israel, Poland and Slovakia, have until next Friday to notify Uefa of a new venue.
MILAN'S Paolo Maldini will be out for up to three weeks after breaking his nose during the Champions' League match against AEK Athens on Wednesday.
TRANSFERS: Steve Robinson (striker) Tottenham to Bournemouth (free transfer); Steve Jones (striker) West Ham to Bournemouth (loan); Damien Webber (defender) Crawley to Millwall (nominal fee).
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