Sporting Digest: Football

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RANGERS have had their fine of pounds 6,900, imposed for unruly behaviour by their fans at the Champions' League match in Bruges on 3 March, halved by Uefa. The ruling body's appeals board accepted Rangers' plea that they had taken measures to prevent incidents involving their fans.

ALLY McCOIST has won the Adidas Golden Boot for the second year in succession through his 34 Scottish League goals for Rangers.

LIL FUCCILLO, who has been managing Peterborough United since Chris Turner became chairman of the club in December, has been awarded a one-year contract.

JOHN ATYEO, the former Bristol City centre-forward who won six caps for England, has died at his Wiltshire home at the age of 61.

JOHNNY EKSTROM, the Swedish international, has signed for the Italian club Reggiana, who have just been promoted to Serie A, from IFK Gothenburg.

THE ROMANIAN national coach, Cornel Dinu, has been sacked for 'poor results' in their World Cup qualifying matches. Last week Romania were crushed 5-2 by the RCS, who finished the game with nine men.

EUROPEAN UNDER-21 CHAMPIONSHIP Group Two (Utrecht): Netherlands 2 Norway 1. Standings: 1 Norway (P 7, Pts 11); 2 Turkey (8-10); 3 Poland (5-8); 4 England (7-8); 5 Netherlands (7-5); 6 San Marino (8-0).

TOULON INTERNATIONAL UNDER-21 TOURNAMENT Group A (Marignane): Scotland (Thomas 15) 1 Bulgaria 0. (Aubagne): France 3 Mexico 1.

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