Sporting Digest: Football

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SERGEI CHERBAKOV, Sporting Lisbon's Ukrainian striker, fractured his spine in a car accident early yesterday. The player is paralysed, and doctors said he would never play again. The accident happened after Sporting gave a dinner in honour of their departing coach, Bobby Robson.

FA VASE Fourth-round draw: Radcliffe Borough or Yorkshire Amateur v Boston; Atherton Laburnum Rovers v Thackley; Raunds v Belper; Whickham v Dunkirk; King's Lynn v Nantwich; Bridgnorth v Glossop; Oadby v Cogenhoe; Halstead v Wimborne; Canvey Island v Newbury; Taunton v Banstead; Whitehawk v Thame; Torpoint v Diss; Aldershot Town v Soham; Tiverton v Paulton; Great Wakering or Hinckley Athletic v Collier Row; Arlesey v Falmouth. (Ties to be played 15 January).

ALLBRIGHT BITTER WELSH CUP Fifth- round draw: Barry v Flint; Swansea City v Hereford United; Ebbw Vale or Connah's Quay Nomads v Cardiff City; Ton Pentre or Bangor City v Inter Cardiff. (Ties to be played 12 February).

TUESDAY'S LATE RESULTS: Beazer Homes League Dr Martens Cup third round: Waterlooville 1 Dorchester 2. Diadora League Second Division: Aldershot Town 1 Leatherhead 0. League Cup third round: Basingstoke 1 Marlow 1; Bognor Regis 2 Enfield 3; Staines 0 St Albans 1. Carlsberg Cup first round: Berkhamsted 1 Yeading 2; Dulwich 2 Tooting 1. Carlsberg Trophy first round: Flackwell Heath 3 Southall 2. Northern Counties East League President's Cup second round: Pickering 0 Armthorpe 1. Federation Northern League Cup third round: Blyth 2 Guisborough 1; Stockton 2 Seaham 0. West Midlands League Premier Division Cup second round: Wednesfield 3 Chasetown 2. Third round: Blakenall 2 Ilkeston 4. Jewson Eastern League Premier Division: Cornard 3 Histon 2; Great Yarmouth 0 Lowestoft 1. Pontins League First Division: Derby 1 Leeds 2 (corrected result). FA Youth Cup second round: Birmingham City 1 Peterborough United 1.

J LEAGUE: Verdy Kawasaki 2 Kashima Antlers 1; Urawa Red Diamonds 2 Gamba Osaka 0; SanFrecce Hiroshima 2 Yokohama Flugels 1; Shimizu S-Pulse 1 Yokohama Marinos 0; Nagoya Grampus Eight 6 Jef United Ichihara 0. Second stage final standings: 1 Verdy Kawasaki (P 18, Pts 32); 2 Shimizu S-Pulse (18-28); 3 Yokohama Marinos (18-20); 4 Kashima Antlers (18-20). Kawasaki meet Kashima Antlers (first-stage winners) over two legs on 9 and 16 January to decide overall title.

EUROPEAN UNDER-21 CHAMPIONSHIP Quarter-final draw: Poland v Portugal; Spain v Greece; France v Russia; Italy v RCS. (Ties to be played 9 and 23 March). Semi- final draw: Poland or Portugal v Spain or Greece; France or Russia v Italy or RCS. (Ties to be played 6 and 20 April).

1994/95 EUROPEAN UNDER-16 CHAMPIONSHIP Group One: Luxembourg, France, Northern Ireland. Group Two: Sweden, Denmark, Republic of Ireland. Group Three: Finland, Scotland, Iceland. Group Four: Latvia, Spain, Croatia. Group Five: Czech Republic, Malta, Estonia. Group Six: Poland, Switzerland, Yugoslavia. Group Seven: Moldova, Austria, Albania. Group Eight: Slovakia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus. Group Nine: Georgia, Armenia, Slovenia. Group 10: Israel, Ukraine, Germany. Group 11: Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Norway. Group 12: England, Greece, Romania. Group 13: Turkey, Netherlands, Belarus. Group 14: Wales, Bulgaria, Portugal. Group 15: Russia, Hungary, Italy. (Matches to be played by March 11, 1995. Group winners join hosts, Belgium, in finals. Yugoslavia's entry depends on Fifa ban being lifted before 31 May 1994).

1994/95 EUROPEAN UNDER-18 CHAMPIONSHIP Group One: Northern Ireland, Germany. Group Two: France, Iceland, Luxembourg. Group Three: Republic of Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden. Group Four: Yugoslavia, Spain, Finland. Group Five: Malta, Russia, Estonia. Group Six: Croatia, Turkey, Portugal. Group Seven: Belarus, Moldova, Bulgaria. Group Eight: Georgia, Ukraine, Armenia. Group Nine: Cyprus, Slovakia, Azerbaijan. Group 10: Austria, Romania, Belgium. Group 11: San Marino, Hungary, Switzerland. Group 12: Poland, Czech Republic, Denmark. Group 13: Italy, Lithuania, Wales. Group 14: Israel, Norway, Scotland. Group 15: Latvia, England, Slovenia. Matches to be played by November 30. (Group winners progress to intermediary round. Finals to be staged in Greece. Yugoslavia: as above).

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