Sporting Digest: Football

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ALFIO BASILE, Argentina's coach, said yesterday that Diego Maradona's international career is over. Maradona had told him that he is not available for the national side and that he was an 'ex-player'.

TRANSFER: Ronnie Robinson, defender, Peterborough United to Exeter City (pounds 25,000).

EUROPEAN UNDER-18 CHAMPIONSHIP (City Ground, Nottingham) Final: England 1 (Caskey pen 76) Turkey 0. Third-place play-off: Portugal 1 (Luis 43) Spain 2 (Galvez 11, Garcia 44).

WORLD CUP South America Group B (San Cristobal): Venezuela 0 Uruguay 1 (Jose Herrera 59); (La Paz): Bolivia 2 (Etcheverry 88, Pena 89) Brazil 0.

UNITED BANK INTERNATIONAL SOCCER FESTIVAL (Johannesburg): Arsenal 2 (Wright pen 10, pen 26) Manchester United 0.

FRIENDLY MATCHES (Saturday): Arbroath 0 Dundee 3; Atalanta (It) 3 Celtic 0; Aylesbury United 2 Tottenham Hotspur XI 4; Ayr United 3 Coventry City 2; Ballyclare Comrades 3 Partick Thistle 8; Barrow 1 Montrose 3; Bath City 1 Reading 2; Berwick Rangers 1 Rangers XI 1; Brechin City 0 Dundee United 2; Buckie Thistle 0 Aberdeen XI 3; Burnley 4 Blackpool 3; Bury 1 Wigan Athletic 1; Carlisle United 1 St Johnstone 0; Carrick Rangers 1 Raith Rovers 3; Clydebank 1 Stirling Albion 2; Dover 2 West Ham XI 1; Dumbarton 2 Falkirk 1; Elgin City 1 Aberdeen 6; Enfield 1 West Bromwich Albion 0; Forfar 1 Dunfermline 3; Gala Fairydean 1 Hibernian 5; Gloucester City 1 Bristol Rovers 3; Gretna 0 Stranraer 3 (at Queen of the South FC); Halesowen Town 1 Hereford United 4; Hampton 1 Brentford 2; Hartlepool 0 Newcastle United 2 (Sellars 17, Beardsley 43); Hawick RA 1 Celtic XI 5; Kingstonian 2 Gillingham 3; Northampton Town 1 Ipswich Town 2 (at Corby Town FC); Preston North End 3 Manchester United XI 1; Queen of the South 2 Albion Rovers 2 (Albion won 6-5 on penalties); Queen's Park 0 St Mirren 5; Ross County 1 Rangers XI 0; Spennymoor 2 Motherwell 4; Stenhousemuir 0 East Stirlingshire 1; Telford 1 Birmingham City 1; Trowbridge 5 Yeovil Town 1; Whitby 1 Cowdenbeath 1; Whitehill Welfare 2 Hibernian XI 2; Wimborne 1 Charlton Athletic 7; Worthing 2 Wycombe Wanderers 8.

FRENCH LEAGUE: (Friday): Nantes 1 Monaco 0. (Saturday): Toulouse 0 Le Havre 0; St Etienne 1 Cannes 2; Bordeaux 1 Paris St Germain 0; Marseille 1 Lens 0; Lille 1 Martigues 1; Strasbourg 1 Auxerre 1; Montpellier 1 Lyon 1; Caen 1 Metz 1; Sochaux 4 Angers 1.

J LEAGUE: (Saturday): Gamba Osaka 0 Kashima Antlers 1 (after extra time); JEF United Ichihara 1 Shimizu S-Pulse 0; Yokohama Marinos 3 Verdy Kawasaki 0; Sanfrecce Hiroshima 4 Urawa Red Diamonds 0; Nagoya Grampus Eight 1 Yokohama Flugels 2.

CONCACAF GOLD CUP (Mexico City) Final: Mexico 4 (Ambriz 11, Armstrong 31og, Alves 72, Cantu 81) United States 0. Third place: Costa Rica 1 (Gothrie 11) Jamaica 1 (Jarret 90).

AFRICAN NATIONS' CUP Qualifying: Group One (Cotonou): Benin 1 (Sacramento 52) Gabon 2 (Amegasse 54, N'Dong 90); (Yaounde): Cameroon 2 (Ayankan 60, Embe 67) Niger 0. (Gabon qualify). Group Two (Lagos): Nigeria 6 (Inenger 29, Yekini 33, 44, 64, Ugbade 50, Rufai pen 90) Ethiopia 0. (Kampala): Uganda 1 (Mayanja 21) Sudan 0. (Nigeria qualify). Group Three (Algiers): Algeria 4 (Tasfaout 3, 63, 77, Zekri 35) Senegal 0. (Algeria qualify). Group Four (Nairobi): Kenya 4 (Odhiambo 23, 59, Okoth 66, Nachok 69) Mozambique 1 (Bukuane 16); (Kinshasa): Zaire 7 (Ngazadi 7, Massoudi 18, 36, 79, Lukaku 42, 77, Simba 48) Lesotho 0. (Zaire qualify). Group Five (Port Louis): Mauritius 1 (Ythier 5) South Africa 3 (Mosinane 31, Augustin 33, Masinga 76); (Harare): Zimbabwe 1 (McKop 29) Zambia 1 (Bwalya 68) (Zambia qualify). Group Seven (Monrovia): Liberia 0 Ghana 2 (Yeboah 15, Pele 89). (Ghana qualify). Group Eight (Blantyre): Malawi 0 Morocco 2 (Simo 34 pen, Roukbi 80); (Bamako): Mali 2 (Traore 38, Sidibe pen 83n) Egypt 1 (Abdoul Ahmat 32). (Mali and Egypt qualify). (Finals are in Tunisia, March 1994. Tunisia, the hosts, and Ivory Coast, the holders, qualify automatically).

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