Sporting Digest: Football

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Manchester City's Dutch defender Michel Vonk, who has twice previously rejected a move to Oldham, has agreed to go on a month's loan to Boundary Park with a view to a permanent pounds 350,000 transfer. He will make his debut at Wolves tomorrow.

The Greek FA have deducted three points from Salonika and ordered them to play their next five home games away as punishment for fan violence. The club were also fined pounds 6,500.

Ajax have refused to sell tickets to Ferencvaros fans for the Champions' League game in Amsterdam in December after the Hungarian club's fans racially abused black Ajax players when they played in Budapest in September.

Uganda have become the 172nd country to join the qualifying competition for the 1998 World Cup after Fifa accepted their entry more than six weeks late. The African nation had originally turned down the chance of competing due to insufficient financial support.

UEFA UNDER-18 CHAMPIONSHIP Preliminary round (Irthlingborough): England 2 (Heskey 2) Latvia 0.

UEFA UNDER-21 CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW (Quarter-finals): Portugal v Italy, Hungary v Scotland, Germany v France, Spain v Czech Republic. First leg 13-17 Dec or 12-13 March 1996; second leg 26-27 March. (Semi-finals): Hungary or Scotland v Spain or Czech Republic, Portugal or Italy v Germany or France. First leg 9-10 April 1996; second leg 24 April 24.

TRANSFERS: Gary Bennett (defender) Sunderland to Carlisle; Richard Shaw (defender) Crystal Palace to Coventry.

LOAN TRANSFERS: Darren Currie (midfielder) West Ham to Leyton Orient; David Linighan (defender) Ipswich to Blackpool.

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