Sporting Digest: Football

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IAN RUSH has been appointed club captain of Liverpool, in succession to John Barnes.

CHRIS WOOTTON, the Nottingham Forest director at the centre of the alleged 'dirty tricks' campaign against Brian Clough last season, has been removed from the board by a vote of

82-80 at an Extraordinary General Meeting.

TRANSFERS: Ted McMinn, winger, Derby County to Birmingham City ( pounds 115,000); Doug Bell, midfielder, Portadown to Clyde (free).

EUROPEAN UNDER-18 CHAMPIONSHIP Group One (Notts County): Turkey 2 (Kocabey 9, Demircioglu pen 86) Portugal 0; (Derby): Romania 0 Hungary 1 (Toth 57). Group Two (Walsall): Spain 1 (Sierra 69) England 5 (Tinkler 43, Fowler 71, 82, 88, Forrester 90); (Stoke): France 1 (Sibierski 48) Netherlands 1 (Van Bronkurst 14).

FRIENDLY MATCHES: Cliftonville 0 Bradford City 1; Bury Town 1 Ipswich Town XI 3; Felixstowe Town 2 Ipswich Town XI 6; Havant 1 Portsmouth 3; Kettering 2 Port Vale 3; Liskeard 2 Plymouth Argyle XI 1; Macclesfield Town 2 Stockport County 0; Newmarket 1 Gillingham 3; Northampton Town 2 Floriana (Malta) 0; Peterlee 3 York City 2; Purfleet 3 West Ham XI 6; St Albans City 1 Brentford 4; Tiverton 0 Watford 3; Wimborne 1 Bristol City XI 4; Winterton Rangers 1 Grimsby Town 4.

CONCACAF GOLD CUP (Dallas): United States 1 (Kooiman 103) Costa Rica 0 (after sudden-death extra time).

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