Sporting Digest: Football

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DIEGO MARADONA is to appear in a Seville court today to answer a charge of reckless driving through the Andalusian capital. The Argentina captain allegedly drove at high speeds, ignoring traffic lights, because he was late for training at his club, Seville.

CARDIFF CITY, the Third Division champions, have placed Phil Stant on the transfer list, 48 hours after he scored a hat-trick in the club's 5-0 win over Rhyl in the Welsh Cup final, following a disagreement over bonuses.

ENZO SCIFO, the Belgian player, said that he is leaving Torino at the end of the season but that the club would not allow him to be transferred to their Turin rivals, Juventus, who had shown an interest. Parma and Monaco are possible alternatives.

KENNY HIBBITT, the Walsall manager, is to be offered a new two-year contract despite the team's 5-1 defeat in the the first leg of the Third Division play-off semi-final at Crewe last Sunday. 'We are not going to let the result of one match detract from what has been achieved here this season,' Jeff Bonser, the chairman, said.

WORLD CUP Asian zone Group E (Riyadh): Malaysia 5 Macao 0; Saudi Arabia 2 Kuwait 0 (Saudi Arabia qualify for next round).

FRENCH CUP Quarter-final: Paris Saint Germain 2 Bordeaux 0.

EUROPEAN UNDER-21 CHAMPIONSHIP Group Two (San Marino): San Marino 0 Poland 5. Group Six (Jonkoping): Sweden 1 Austria 1.

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