Briefs-Eriksson considered choosing foreigners for England
Sept 30 |
Sept 30 (Reuters) - Sports news in brief from around the world:
Soccer - Sven-Goran Eriksson considered picking foreigners during his time as England coach, according to the Football Association's former executive director David Davies.
Davies, whose book 'FA Confidential' is being serialised in the Daily Mail newspaper, said Eriksson suggested four players who were uncapped by their countries and could be brought into the England squad under FIFA's eligibility rules.
Eriksson, now in charge of Mexico, considered selecting Chelsea's Italian goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini, Brazilian midfielder Edu (then of Arsenal) and French pair Steed Malbranque (then of Fulham) and Louis Saha (then of Manchester United).
Soccer - AS Roma striker Francesco Totti will miss Wednesday's Champions League match at Bordeaux because of a knee problem, the club said on their website (www.asroma.it).
Goalkeeper Doni has also been ruled out for the Italian side, who lost their opening game 2-1 to unheralded Romanians CFR Cluj in Rome.
Cricket - Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan will play for Bengal in India's Ranji Trophy this season, according to media reports.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India allows one overseas player per team provided he has played 10 tests or 20 one-dayers.
(Editing by Tony Jimenez)
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