Patrick Kluivert, the former Ajax striker who will play for Milan next season, will not be prosecuted for taking part in an alleged gang rape. Kluivert, 20, was accused by a woman of forcing her into group sex. Kluivert and three friends allegedly picked up the woman on 10 May outside an Amsterdam nightclub. But the 20-year-old woman, who was not named in line with Dutch privacy laws, admitted to police she had consented to go back with the four men to Kluivert's apartment and that she had been drinking.
Colin Murphy, the former Lincoln City, Notts County and Southend United manager, is to become the coach of the Vietnamese national side.
Bristol City have paid pounds 350,000 for the Doncaster Rovers striker, Colin Cramb.
The former Tottenham defender Gheorghe Popescu has left Barcelona for the Turkish champions, Galatasaray, where he joins his fellow Romanians Gheorghe Hagi, Iulian Filipescu and Adrian Ilie.
The Republic of Ireland's attempt to take third place in the World Youth Cup in the play-off against Ghana in Malaysia today has hit a late snag after Stephen Murphy of Huddersfield and Peterborough's Niall Inman suffered foot injuries and had to pull out of Kerr's last training session yesterday. Inman should be fit to take his place in midfield but Murphy may not even be able to fill the role of substitute.
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