Sporting Digest: Football

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LEEDS UNITED and Manchester United, last season's FA Youth Cup finalists, contribute half the England Under-18 squad named yesterday to prepare for next month's European Under-18 Championship, which is being staged in England between 18 and 25 July. The top six nations automatically qualify for the age group world championship, in Nigeria in 1995. The squad will play warm-up games against Ski, a Norwegian Second Division side, on Saturday and Denmark's Under-18 side in Copenhagen on Wednesday. It will then be reduced to 16 players for the championship.

ENGLAND SQUAD (European Under-18 Championship, 18-25 July): Day, Campbell, Caskey, Hill (all Tottenham Hotspur), Casper, Scholes, Butt, Neville (all Manchester United), Sharp, Tinkler, Forrester, Bowman, Whelan (all Leeds United), Fowler (Liverpool), Gallen (Queen's Park Rangers), Joachim (Leicester), Warren (Nottingham Forest), Marshall (Norwich City).

EUROPEAN UNDER-18 CHAMPIONSHIP Fixtures: Sunday 18 July (3.0): Group One: Portugal v Romania (Lincoln City FC); Hungary v Turkey (Sheffield Wednesday FC). Group Two: Netherlands v Spain (Walsall FC); England v France (Stoke City FC). Tuesday 20 July (7.15): Group One: Portugal v Hungary (Lincoln); Romania v Turkey (Nottingham Forest FC). Group Two: Netherlands v England (Walsall); Spain v France (Crewe Alexandra FC). Thursday 22 July (7.15): Group One: Turkey v Portugal (Notts County FC); Romania v Hungary (Derby County FC). Group Two: Spain v England (Walsall); France v Netherlands (Stoke). Sunday 25 July: Third-place play- off (1.0); Final (4.0) (Nottingham Forest FC).

RACING SANTANDER won promotion to Spain's First Division after beating Espanol of Barcelona 1-0 on aggregate in Wednesday's two-leg play-off. Espanol are relegated to the Second Division. Albacete beat Real Mallorca 4-3 on aggregate to keep their First Division place.

COPA AMERICA Semi-final (Quito): Ecuador 0 Mexico 2 (Sanchez 24, Ramirez 55).

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