Sporting Digest: Football

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The Independent Online
LUIS CUBILLA has resigned as manager of Uruguay two days after a 1-1 draw with Brazil left them with little hope of World Cup qualification.

AUTOGLASS TROPHY First round draw: Northern section: Group one: A Hartlepool United; B Darlington; C York City. Group two: A Scarborough; B Scunthorpe United; C Hull City. Group three: A Carlisle United; B Preston North End; C Burnley. Group four: A Blackpool; B Chester City; C Crewe Alexandra. Group five: A Lincoln City; B Mansfield Town; C Chesterfield. Group six: A Huddersfield Town; B Doncaster Rovers; C Rotherham United. Group seven: A Stockport County; B Wigan Athletic; C Bury. Byes: Bradford City, Rochdale. Southern section: Group one: A Wrexham; B Shrewsbury Town; C Port Vale. Group two: A Plymouth Argyle; B Swansea City; C Exeter City. Group three: A Hereford United; B Walsall; C Northampton Town. Group four: A Torquay United; B Bristol Rovers; C Cardiff City. Group five: A Fulham; B Brighton; C Reading. Group six: A Gillingham; B Colchester Utd; C Cambridge Utd. Group seven: A Wycombe; B Barnet; C Brentford. Byes: Bournemouth, Leyton Orient. Matches to be played on a round-robin basis: A v B in week commencing 27 September; B v C in week commencing 18 October; and C v A in week commencing 8 November.

TRANSFER: Stuart Petrie, Forfar to Middlesbrough, trial.

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