Sporting Digest: Football

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REPUBLIC OF IRELAND SQUAD (v Lithuania, World Cup Group Three; Lansdowne Road, Dublin, 8 Sept): Bonner (Celtic), A Kelly (Sheffield United), Staunton (Aston Villa), Irwin (Manchester United), Morris (Middlesbrough), Kernaghan (Middlesbrough), Moran (Blackburn), Phelan (Manchester City), Houghton (Aston Villa), McGoldrick (Arsenal), Townsend (Aston Villa), Quinn (Manchester City), Keane (Manchester United), Sheridan (Sheffield Wednesday), Cascarino (Chelsea), Whelan (Liverpool), Aldridge (Tranmere Rovers), D Kelly (Wolves), McLoughlin (Portsmouth).

WORLD CUP South American Group A (Buenos Aires): Argentina 2 (Batistuta 32, Bello 37) Peru 1 (Palacios 68); (Asuncion): Paraguay 1 (Rivarola 54) Colombia 1 (Rincon 22). Standings: 1 Argentina (P 4, Pts 6); 2 Colombia (4-6); 3 Paraguay (4-4); 4 Peru (4-0). Group B (La Paz): Bolivia 7 (Ramallo 8, Melgar 58, 90, Sanchez 69, Sandy 75, Etcheverry 78, 82) Venezuela 0; (Sao Paulo): Brazil 2 (Bebeto 34, Dunga 56) Ecuador 0. Standings: 1 Bolivia (P 5, Pts 10); 2 Brazil (5-6); 3 Ecuador (5-4); 4 Uruguay (4-4); 5 Venezuela (5-0).

SUNDAY'S LATE RESULTS: Italian Cup First round: Vicenza 1 Modena 0; Spal 1 Cosenza 2; Acireale 0 Ascoli 1; Giarre 0 Ancona 2; Avellino 1 Bari 0; Fiorentina 2 Empoli 0; Monza 1 Venezia 2; Palermo 2 Verona 1; Como 1 Brescia 2; Ravenna 0 Cesena 1; Triestina 2 Pescara 1; Bologna 1 Padova 2; Andria 0 Pisa 2; Salernitana 1 Udinese 2; Lecce 2 Lucchese 3; Perugia 2 Genoa 1.

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