Sporting Digest: Football

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US CUP (New Haven, Connecticut): Brazil 2 (Careca 5 Winck 87) United States 0 (44,579).

ITALIAN LEAGUE: Ancona 0 Atalanta 2; Brescia 3 Sampdoria 1; Cagliari 4 Pescara 0; Fiorentina 6 Foggia 2; Genoa 2 Milan 2; Internazionale 3 Torino 0; Juventus 4 Lazio 1; Napoli 1 Parma 1; Roma 1 Udinese 1. Leading final positions: 1 Milan (P 34, Pts 50); 2 Internazionale (34-46); 3 Parma (34-41); 4 Juventus (34-39); 5 Lazio (34-38).

GERMAN LEAGUE: Bayer Leverkusen 4 Borussia Monchengladbach 0; Hamburg 1 Eintracht Frankfurt 2; Karlsruhe 3 Borussia Dortmund 0; Bochum 3 Wattenscheid 1; Nuremberg 4 Saarbrucken 1; Schalke 3 Bayern Munich 3; VfB Stuttgart 0 Werder Bremen 3; Bayer Uerdingen 0 Cologne 0; Kaiserslautern 2 Dynamo Dresden 0. Leading final positions: 1 Werder Bremen (P 34, Pts 48); 2 Bayern Munich (34-47); 3 Eintracht Frankfurt (34- 42); 4 Borussia Dortmund (34-41).

SPANISH LEAGUE: Barcelona 2 Seville 1; Deportivo La Coruna 3 Cadiz 0; Real Madrid 2 Real Sociedad 0; Burgos 1 Celta 1; Tenerife 2 Osasuna 2; Albacete 2 Oviedo 0; Sporting Gijon 1 Rayo Vallecano 0; Valencia 2 Espanol 0; Logrones 0 Zaragoza 0; Athletic Bilbao 1 Atletico Madrid 2. Leading standings: 1 Real Madrid (P 36, Pts 55); 2 Barcelona (36-54); 3 Deportivo (36-52).

PORTUGUESE LEAGUE: Braga 4 Famalicao 1; Espinho 1 Salgueiros 1; Farense 1 Tirsense 0; Sporting 3 Ferreira 1; Benfica 5, Belenenses 1; Boavista 1 Estoril 0; FC Porto 2 Maritimo 0; Chaves 0 Beira Mar 0; Gil Vicente 2 Guimaraes 0. Leading final positions: 1 FC Porto (P 34, Pts 54); 2 Benfica (34-52); 3 Sporting (34-45).

FRENCH CUP Semi-final: St Etienne 0 Nantes 1; Paris Saint Germain 1 Laval 0.

BELGIAN CUP Final (Brussels): Standard Liege 2 SC Charleroi 0.

J-LEAGUE: Verdy Kawasaki 1 Yokohama Flugels 1 (Kawasaki won 5-4 on penalties); JEF United Ichihara 1 Shimizu S-Pulse 2 (after two extra periods); Yokohama Marinos 0 Kashima Antlers 2; Gamba Osaka 3 Nagoya Grampus Eight 1; Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1 Urawa Red Diamonds 0.

WORLD CUP Europe Group Four (Toftir): Faroe Islands 0 Wales 3 (Saunders 23, Young 31, Rush 69). Asian Group D (Seoul): South Korea 4 (Choi Moon-shik 12, Jung Jae-kwon 76, Ha Seok-ju 85, Noh Jung-yoon 88) Hong Kong 1 (Au Wai Lun 22); Bahrain 0 Lebanon 0. Oceania Play-off, second leg (Melbourne): Australia 3 (Veart 1, Vidmar 3, Zelic 49) New Zealand 0 (Australia win 4-0 on agg and play CONCACAF qualifiers Canada, first leg Toronto 31 July, second leg Sydney 15 August).

TOULON INTERNATIONAL UNDER-21 TOURNAMENT Group A (Arles, Fr): France 1 (Marlet 48) Scotland 0.

POOLS NEWS: Jackpot draws (2): 12 39. High- score draws: none. No-score draws (2): 41 43. Dividend forecast: Very low.

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