Sporting Digest: Football

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RONALDO, a 17-year-old forward from Cruzeiro, has been called up by the national coach, Carlos Alberto Parreira, for Brazil's friendly against Germany in Cologne on Wednesday. He is the youngest player to be selected for the national team since Pele.

NOTTS COUNTY have signed Rotherham's Bermudan international striker, Shaun Goater, on a month's loan while, across the Trent, Nottingham Forest have extended Kevin Ratcliffe's trial period at the City Ground. The Welsh international defender has had a hamstring injury which has restricted his appearances.


Leek (0). . .2 Wigan (1). . .2

Sutton 70, 90 Skipper 35, Morton 67

CARLING NORTH WEST COUNTIES LEAGUE CUP Second round: Haslingden 0 Bacup Borough 1.

NEVILLE OVENDEN COMBINATION First Division: Norwich City 0 Chelsea 2; Brighton and HA 0 Bristol Rovers 0.

FA YOUTH CUP First-round replay: Wokingham 2 Havant 1.

GERMAN LEAGUE: MSV Duisburg 1 Schalke 04' 0; Borussia Dortmund 2 Kaiserslautern 1; Werder Bremen 0 Dynamo Dresden 1.

BRAZIL SQUAD (Friendly international v Germany, Cologne, Wednesday): Ronaldo (Corinthians), Carlos Germano (Vasco da Gama); Jorginho (Bayern Munich), Luis Carlos Winck, Valber, Rivaldo (all Corinthians), Ricardo Rocha (Santos), Marcio Santos (Bordeaux), Ricardo Gomes, Rai (Paris Saint Germain), Mozer (Benfica), Branco (Gremio Porto Alegre), Roberto Carlos, Zinho, Edilson, Evair, Edmundo (all Palmeiras), Mauro Silva (Deportivo La Coruna), Dunga (VfB Stuttgart), Luisinho (Celta Vigo), Paulo Sergio (Bayer Leverkusen), Ronaldo (Cruzeiro).

PORTUGAL SQUAD (v Italy, World Cup Group One, Milan, Wednesday): Vitor Baia (Porto), Neno (Benfica); Joao Pinto, Fernando Couto, Jorge Costa, Folha, Domingos (all Porto), Veloso, Helder, Rui Costa, Vitor Paneira, Rui Aguas, Joao Viera Pinto (all Benfica), Peixe, Paulo Sousa, Figo (all Sporting Lisbon), Nogueira (Boavista), Rui Barros (Marseille), Futre (Reggiana).

LAJOS DETARI, the 30-year-old Hungarian international midfielder, has joined the Italian Serie A side Genoa from Ancona, of Serie B, for an undisclosed fee.

THURSDAY'S LATE RESULT: Friendly match (Santiago, Chile): Universidad Catolica XI 1 Australia XI 0.