Sporting Digest: Football

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The Independent Online
THE manager of Diego Maradona has said that the Argentinian forward will give up playing in Spain at the end of the season. Marcos Franchi said that Maradona would not renew his contract with Seville though he wants to play in next year's World Cup finals in the United States. Meanwhile, the Spanish federation has fined Maradona more than pounds 3,000 in connection with a brawl against Cadiz in March.

EDMUNDO, the Palmeiras and Brazil striker, has been suspended for four months for pushing a referee in the face during a recent club match.

NOTTINGHAM FOREST will build a new executive stand at the City Ground named after Brian Clough, who retires as their manager at the end of the season after 18 years.

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