Sporting Digest: Football

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ARCHIE GEMMILL, the former Nottingham Forest player and coach, is expected to be named manager of Rotherham United today. His No 2 will be John McGovern, who resigned as Plymouth Argyle's assistant manager yesterday. He will be replaced temporarily by Ian Bowyer, the youth-team coach at Plymouth.

COVENTRY CITY have finalised the signing of the United States international winger, Cobi Jones, who has been granted a work permit.

CELTIC appointed two new directors at last night's annual general meeting: Patrick Ferrell (marketing director) and Eric Riley (finance director).

FIFA WORLD RANKINGS Leading placings (Positions at end of 1993 in brackets): 1 (3) Brazil 66.17pts; 2 (2) Italy 62.39; 3 (9) Sweden 61.90; 4 (1) Germany 61.25; 5 (7) Netherlands 60.93; 6 (5) Spain 59.78; 7 (13) Romania 57.65; 8 (4) Norway 57.10; 9 (8) Argentina 56.92; 10 (18) Nigeria 55.80; 11 (12) Switzerland 55.68; 12 (10) Republic of Ireland 54.28; 13 (6) Denmark 53.28; 14 (31) Bulgaria 53.23; 15 (21) Colombia 52.74; 16 (16) Mexico 52.43; 17 (14) Russia 52.04; 18 (11) England 51.31; 19 (25) Belgium 50.51; 20 (15) France 49.90.

ENGLAND UNDER-16 SQUAD (Friendly v Netherlands, Rotterdam, Saturday): Weaver (Leyton Orient), Heritage (Sheffield United), Dickman, Wilson, Brightwell, Curtis (all Manchester United), Wicks (Arsenal), Clement (unattached), Gower, Bunn (Tottenham), Morris (Chelsea), Wright (Leeds), Smith (Crewe), Perry (Queen's Park Rangers), Platts (Sheffield Wednesday), Ormerod (Middlesbrough).

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