Sporting Digest: Football

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Colin Greenall, the 31-year-old Lincoln defender, will join his former Chester manager, Graham Barrow, at Third Division Wigan. Greenall's debut game is at home to Plymouth on Saturday, with the fee yet to be decided.

Stoke have rejected Birmingham's offer of players plus cash to re-sign Paul Peschisolido, about whom the Italian club Foggia have also enquired. Toddy Orlygsson, out of contract at Stoke, is to discuss terms with Barnsley.

TRANSFERS: Stuart Garden (goalkeeper) Dundee Utd to Brechin; Derek Ferguson (midfielder) Sunderland to Falkirk; Marc Osborne (goalkeeper) Berwick to Albion.

FIFA WORLD RANKINGS: 1 Brazil 68.42 pts; 2 Spain 59.69; 3 Germany 59.28; 4 Norway 58.86; 5 Italy 58.10; 6 Argentina 57.80; 7 Denmark 57.51; 8 Russia 56.75; 9 Mexico 54.93; 10 Switzerland 54.41. Selected: 20 Republic of Ireland 49.26; 24 Scotland 47.56; 26 England 47.04; 56 Northern Ireland 35.15; 61 Wales 33.78.

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