Sporting Digest: Football

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REAL ZARAGOZA'S disciplinary committee have sacked the German international, Andreas Brehme, because he refused to play in Sunday's league match against Tenerife following a dispute with the coach, Victor Fernadez, about which position he should play in.

FAUSTINO ASPRILLA, the Colombian striker who plays for the Italian club, Parma, could be out of the game for six weeks. Asprilla injured his Achilles tendon on broken glass in a household accident in Tulua, central Colombia.

ROY HODGSON'S contract as the Switzerland coach has been extended to include the 1996 European Championship finals in England. His original contract was due to expire in July 1994 after the World Cup in the United States.

PERRY GROVES, the Southampton winger, has aggravated his Achilles tendon injury and may struggle to be fit for the start of next season. Groves, who had just had the plaster removed, slipped at home and landed awkwardly on the damaged tendon. Groves will need another operation.

LEEDS are again without the England pair, Tony Dorigo and David Batty, for today's visit to Norwich. Dorigo is still troubled by the ankle ligament injury which cost him his England place against Turkey, while Batty has not yet shaken off the knee problem which ruled him out of contention in Turkey. The captain, Gary McAllister is fit.

MONDAY'S LATE RESULT: Argentine League: San Lorenzo de Almagro 2 Estudiantes de La Plata 2.

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