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Algeria international struggling to make an impact at the San Siro

Football: Drugs in Serie A - Italy sinking deeper into scandal

Allegations abound but few facts have emerged as anti-doping chief tenders resignation

Football: Zoff backing Buffon for Swiss showdown

DINO ZOFF, the Italian coach looks certain to draft new young players into his side, for tonight's Euro 2000 qualifier with Switzerland in Udine (live on Channel 4).

Football: Zidane battling back

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Football: Larsson gives Celtic flying start

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Football: Newcastle deny pounds 14m bid for Shearer

NEWCASTLE UNITED have denied reports that Serie A side Parma have made a pounds 14m bid for Alan Shearer. The Italians are reported to be interested in reuniting the England striker with his former club-mate, Faustino Asprilla.

Football: Durie injury ruins night for Wallace

ROD WALLACE yesterday admitted a serious injury to fellow striker Gordon Durie had taken the shine off a polished Uefa Cup win over PAOK Salonika on Tuesday night.

Football: Vieri says no way, Norway

Italy 1 Vieri 18 Norway 0 Attendance: 60,000

Football: Electric maverick who went too far

Colombia's Asprilla has potentially made the most serious mistake of his chequered career

Football: Italy saved by the gift of Baggio

THREE TIMES world champions, five times finalists, successful in all but one attempt to qualify, but also times of bitter recrimination.

Football: Sensini determined to banish bad memories

NESTOR SENSINI has seen it all in the World Cup - but the memories are not so good. A member of a select group of players in their third World Cup finals, the Argentina and Parma defender hopes the outcome will be far better than the disappointments of 1990 and 1994.

Football: World Cup: Italy v Chile

GROUP B: PARC LESCURE, BORDEAUX. KICK-OFF: 16.30BST

Colombians find football is the game to die for

THE primary schoolboys from the Cali slum of Agua Blanca are unaware the logo on their black-and-white-striped football strips - Newcastle Brown Ale - refers to an alcoholic beverage. The only two words of English they know are Alan and Shearer. They also know that their Number One hero, the Colombian international Faustino Asprilla, used to play for Newcastle United. That's why their school chose the strips.

Football: Juventus edge closer towards title

JUVENTUS moved closer to their 25th League title yesterday when the Serie A leaders and their title rivals, Internazionale, both clocked up 0-0 draws.

Football: Flowers may face summer at home

TIM FLOWERS left Ewood Park on Tuesday night with his arm in a sling, fearing that his dream of playing at the World Cup finals may be over.

Football: Parma miss opportunity as Juventus face a load of Lippi

PARMA'S hopes of a second consecutive appearance in the Champions' League were in tatters yesterday after they lost 2-0 to a relegation-threatened Empoli side yesterday.
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