Sporting Digest: Football

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BRIGHTON have been served with another winding-up petition by the Inland Revenue over the non-payment of pounds 250,000 of income tax.

NEIL SMILLIE, the former Crystal Palace winger, has joined the Third Division club, Gillingham, as player-coach.

BRAZIL opened their World Cup qualifying campaign on Sunday to a barrage of criticism after the goalless draw against Ecuador in which they faded badly in the second half.

WORLD CUP QUALIFYING MATCHES South American Group B (Guayaquil, Ecu): Ecuador 0 Brazil 0. African zone Group A (Abidjan): Ivory Coast 1 (Tiehi 86) Algeria 0. Group C (Conakry): Cameroon 1 (Kana-Biyik 44) Guinea 0.

CONCACAF GOLD CUP Group B (Mexico City): Costa Rica 3 (Meyers 27, Cayasso 69, 85); Martinique 1 (Tinnan 60); Mexico 8 (Mora 25, 30, Alves 32, 35, Rodriguez 5, 66, Salvador 83, 87) Canada 0.

FOUR NATIONS' CUP (Denver, Colorado) Final: Kaiserslautern 2 Copenhagen 0. 3rd place: Colorado Foxes 3 Norwich City 2 (Ekoku, Robins).

TOUR MATCHES (Doetinchem): De Graafschap (Neth) 1 (Redeker) Australia 0; (Tokyo) Verdy Kawasaki 1 Aston Villa 2 (Atkinson).

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