Sporting Digest: Football

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Anatoly Byshovets, the former Dynamo Kiev striker who played 40 times for the Soviet Union, was sacked as the Russia national team coach yesterday after losing all six matches in less than five months in charge.

Ferencvaros, the Hungarian First Division club, have sacked their coach, Tibor Nyilasi. Nyilasi, a former Hungarian international, was fired after a meeting of the club's council, disappointed in the team's poor showing. Hungary's most popular and successful club currently lie seventh in their league.