Sporting Digest: Football

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The Independent Online
FIORENTINA, the Italian Serie A club, have been ordered to play tomorrow's home league match against Cagliari behind closed doors at Verona, about 200 kilometres from Florence, as a punishment for crowd trouble in a home fixture against Juventus last December, in which two rudimentary explosive devices were hurled at the section of the stadium housing the visiting supporters.

PORTUGAL have called up two uncapped players, Benfica's Rui Costa and Abel Xavier, a right-back from Estrela da Amadora of the Second Division, for Wednesday's World Cup qualifier against Switzerland in Berne.

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY (Tegucigalpa, Thursday): Honduras 4 (Suazo 54, 73, Obando pen 64, Flores 80) United States 1 (Allnut 45).

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