Sporting Digest: Football

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THE MARSEILLE midfielder Jean-Jacques Eydelie yesterday became the second player to be placed under investigation over claims that the European champions tried to rig a league match. Eydelie was named by a Valenciennes player, Christophe Robert, in allegations that Marseille players and an official approached Valenciennes players to bribe them to play badly in a league match on 20 May.

GARY BULL is set to join his former manager Barry Fry at Southend if a Football League tribunal grants Barnet players' requests for free transfers following Barnet's failure to pay its players for the past five weeks.

KEVIN RUSSELL, the Stoke forward, has joined Burnley - his eighth club - for a fee of pounds 130,000.

COPA AMERICA Quarter-finals (Quito): Ecuador 3 (Hurtado 34, Chilavert og 42, Aviles, 82) Paraguay 0; Mexico 4 (Aspe pen 19, 44, Zague 40, Patino 50) Peru 2 (del Solar pen 65, Barco 82). (Guayaquil): Colombia 1 (Perea 88) Uruguay 1 (Saralegui 68) (Colombia win 5-3 on pens); Argentina 1 (Rodriguez 69) Brazil 1 (Muller 38) (Argentina win 6-5 on pens).

SPANISH CUP Final (Valencia): Real Madrid 2 (Butragueno 29, Lasa 78) Zaragoza 0.

ROMANIAN CUP Final (Bucharest): Universitatea Craiova 2 (Vasc 82, Craioveanu 89) Dacia Unirea Braila 0.

WORLD CUP Asian Zone first round Group B (Tehran): Oman 2 (Saleh 29, Amman 35) Taiwan 1 (Chen Chyo-ming 79); Iran 1 (Ali Modir-Roosea 64) Syria 1 (Abdul Latif Helloo 80). Standings: 1 Iran (P 3, Pts 4); 2 Syria (3-4); 3 Oman (3-4); 4 Taiwan (3-0).

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

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