Sporting Digest: Football

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TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR will compete with Internazionale and Real Madrid for the Fiorucci Cup at White Hart Lane on 27 April. The competition will comprise three 45-minute matches, kicking off at 7, 8 and 9pm.

NICK BARMBY, the 19-year-old Tottenham forward, and Barnsley's goalkeeper, David Watson, are in England's Under-21 squad for their Uefa Under-21 Championship game against the Netherlands at Portsmouth on 27 April. They have been promoted from the squad which reached the semi- finals of the Fifa / Coca-Cola World Youth Cup in Australia last month.

ENGLAND UNDER-21 SQUAD (v the Netherlands, Uefa Under-21 Championship Group Two, Fratton Park, Portsmouth, 27 April): Gerrard (Oldham), Watson (Barnsley); R Jones (Liverpool), Jackson, Kenny (both Everton), Small, Ehiogu, Cox (all Aston Villa), Hall (Southampton), Awford (Portsmouth), Whelan (Ipswich), Flitcroft, Sheron (both Manchester City), Clark (Newcastle), Sutch, Sutton (both Norwich), Ardley (Wimbledon), Anderton, Barmby (both Tottenham), Stewart (Bristol Rovers), Cole (Newcastle). Stand- by players: M Oakes (Aston Villa); Summerbee (Swindon), Allen (Queen's Park Rangers), S Oakes (Luton).

WORLD CUP Asian Zone first round (Group C): Doha, Qatar: Qatar 4 (Mubarak Mustafa pen 70, 88, Faisal Adam 83, Khalil Malki 87) Singapore 1 (Fahdhi Ahmed 57); Vietnam 1 (Ha Vuong 61) Indonesia 0.

EUROPEAN UNDER-21 CHAMPIONSHIP Group One (Valletta): Malta 1 Switzerland 4. Standings 1 Italy (P 5, Pts 8); 2 Switzerland (5- 7); 3 Portugal (4-6); 4 Scotland (4-3); 5 Malta (6-0).

LIBERTADORES CUP Quarter-final draw: Flamengo (Bra) v Sao Paulo (Bra); Cerro Porteno (Par) v Olimpia (Par); Universidad Catolica (Chile) v Barcelona (Ec); America Cali (Col) v Sporting Cristal (Peru). (To be played 21 and 28 April).

WORLD CUP African Zone second round (Group A): Algiers: Algeria 1 (Abdelhafid 28) Ivory Coast 1 (Ben Salah 4).

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