Sporting Digest: Football

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TRANSFER: Mark O'Connor, midfielder, Gillingham to Bournemouth (free).

WORLD CUP African Zone second round Group A (Lagos): Nigeria 4 (Okocha 14, Yekini 23, 34, Amokachi 86) Algeria 1 (Tesfaoul 5). Standings (winners qualify for finals): 1 Ivory Coast (P 2, Pts 3); 2 Nigeria (2-2); 3 Algeria (2-1). Group B (Lusaka): Zambia 2 (Kalusha Bwalya 62, Johnstone Bwalya 70) Morocco 1 (Daoudi 10). Standings: 1 Zambia (P 1, Pts 2); 2 Morocco (2-2); 3 Senegal (1-0). Group C (Harare): Zimbabwe 1 (Sawu 86) Cameroon 0. Standings: 1 Guinea (P 2, Pts 2); 2 Cameroon (2-2); 3 Zimbabwe (2-2).

WORLD CUP Asian zone first round Group B (Damascus): Iran 6 (Hamid Forkoush 7, Majid Motlagh pen 15, Ali Daei 18, 47, Seyed Abtahi 21, Hamid Estili 73) Taiwan 0; Syria 2 (Nizar Mahrous 45, Moustafa Kadir pen 63) Oman 1 (Abdullah Hamdan 58). Standings (winners qualify for second round): 1 Iran (P 5, Pts 8, gd +13); 2 Syria (5-8, +11); 3 Oman (5-4); 4 Taiwan (5-0). Remaining fixtures (tomorrow): Syria v Iran, Oman v Taiwan.

COPA AMERICA Final (Guayaquil, Ecu): Argentina 2 (Batistuta 62, 73) Mexico 1 (Galindo pen 67). Third-place play-off (Portoviejo, Ecu): Ecuador 0 Colombia 1 (Valencia 84).

COPA PELE Veterans' tournament Group A (Trieste, It): Italy 1 (Causio pen 23) England 0; Brazil 1 (Vladimir) Netherlands 1 (Tol). Group B (Klagenfurt, Aut): Germany 2 (Hrubesch 10, Raducanu 79) Uruguay 0; Austria 1 (Schachner 50) Argentina 1 (Brailowsky 35).

EUROPEAN WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP Final (Cesena, It): Italy 0 Norway 1. Third-place play- off: Denmark 3 Germany 1.

J LEAGUE: Kashima Antlers 3 Yokohama Marinos 1; Urawa Red Diamonds 1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0; Nagoya Grampus Eight 2 Gamba Osaka 3; Yokohama Flugels 0 Verdy Kawasaki 0 (Flugels won 3-1 on pens); Shimizu S-Pulse 4 JEF United Ichihara 1. Leading positions: 1 Kashima (P 15, Pts 24); 2 Yokohama (15-18); 3 Verdy (15-18).

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