Sporting Digest: Football

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KENNY SWAIN, the Crewe Alexandra assistant manager and former Chelsea, Aston Villa and Portsmouth full-back, has been appointed manager of Wigan Athletic. He succeeds Dave Philpotts, who was installed as caretaker-manager after the dismissal of Bryan Hamilton in March.

----------------------------------------------------------------- EUROPEAN UNDER-21 CHAMPIONSHIP ----------------------------------------------------------------- GROUP TWO Poland (1). . . . . . . . . . . . .1 England (2). . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Dabrowski 2 Hall 36, Cole 38, 48 4,000 Anderton 82 (at the GKS stadium, Jastrzebie) STANDINGS P W D L F A Pts Norway. . . . . . . . . . . 5 5 0 0 14 2 10 Turkey. . . . . . . . . . . 8 4 2 2 11 9 10 Poland. . . . . . . . . . . 5 4 0 1 19 5 8 England. . . . . . . . . . 6 3 1 2 13 4 7 Netherlands. . . . . . . . 6 1 1 4 5 9 3 San Marino. . . . . . . . . 8 0 0 8 0 33 0 -----------------------------------------------------------------

WORLD CUP Asian zone first round Group A (Irbid, Jordan): Iraq 8 (L Hussein 13, Khais 20, 69, A Kassem 29, 74, Radi 44, Khalaf 78, Saddam 87) Pakistan 0; Yemen 1 (Ben Rabiaa 62) China 0.

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND (v Hungary, David O'Leary testimonial, Dublin, today): A Kelly (Sheffield United); Morris, Kernaghan (both Middlesbrough), O'Leary (Arsenal), Staunton, Houghton (both Aston Villa), Keane (Nottingham Forest), Whelan (Liverpool), Quinn (Manchester City), Sheedy, D Kelly (both Newcastle).

BRAZILIAN SQUAD (US Cup tournament, 6-19 June): Taffarel (Parma), Carlos (Portuguesa); Jorginho (Bayern Munich), Winck (Gremio Porto Alegre), Julio Cesar (Juventus), Celio Silva (Internacional), Marcio Santos (Bordeaux), Branco (Genoa), Dunga (Pescara), Luisinho (Vasco da Gama), Marco Antonio Boiadero (Cruzeiro), Marquinhos (Flamengo), Valdeir (Bordeaux), Careca (Napoli), Elivelton (Sao Paulo), Joao Paulo (Bari).

THURSDAY'S LATE RESULTS: Bord Gais League Of Ireland Premier Division play-off series: Bohemians 2 Shelbourne 1. Belgian Cup semi-finals, first leg: Anderlecht 1 Charleroi 2 (second leg 31 May); Waregem 1 Standard Liege 1 (second leg 1 June).

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