Sporting Digest: Football

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TRANSFERS: Shaun Wade (forward) Newcastle Town to Stoke City (loan); Larus Sigurdsson (defender) Akureyri (Ice) to Stoke (trial); Tony Cook (forward), Gloucester City to Izegem (Bel) ( pounds 4,000).

Daniel Passarella, the new coach of Argentina, has retained only two players from this year's World Cup - Hugo Perez and Ariel Ortega - in his first squad, for next month's friendly in Chile. Twenty of the 23 players are uncapped.