Football: Toshack back with Real awareness

Steve Tongue finds experience will have strengthened the new man in Madrid

Football: Return to Real for Toshack

European football: Hiddink's departure clears way for Welshman's second spell in charge at the Bernabeu stadium

Football: Toshack threatens to quit Besiktas in fines dispute

THE BESIKTAS coach, John Toshack, said yesterday he was close to resigning because of a row with club directors.

Football: Robson moves for striker Litmanen

BRYAN ROBSON, the Middlesbrough manager, is attempting to lure Ajax's Finnish striker Jari Litmanen to Middlesbrough, writes Alan Nixon.

Football: Turks too hot to handle

Turkey 3 Northern Ireland 0

World Cup: Long march to a let-down

From a cinema in Johannesburg: Raymond Whitaker watches South Africa's debut

Quiddities: an interactive review of the oddities of the year

1. How many camels were killed in Britain by lightning in 1997?

Football: Barcelona banished from Europe

A humiliating 4-0 home defeat by Dynamo Kiev at the Nou Camp last night meant that Barcelona cannot now qualify from Group C of the Champions' League. A first-half hat-trick by Andrei Shevchenko left Dynamo Kiev as the clear favourites to win the group.

Football: Deane to return to Blades

Brian Deane is to return to Sheffield United from Leeds United in a knockdown pounds 1m deal this week, writes Alan Nixon.

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