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Sport: Football: News In Brief


Thursday, October 14, 1999 Published at 10:03 GMT 11:03 UK

Beckham meets FA at last

Manchester United and England midfielder David Beckham has finally had a meeting with the Football Association over his behaviour.

It had been reported that Beckham would meet with FA compliance officer Graham Bean following a series of on-field incidents involving him.

It has now been confirmed that the meeting took place on Tuesday.

The FA gave no details, only saying: "We can confirm there was a meeting on Tuesday. That's the end of the matter."


Gunners bid 20m for Montella

Arsenal have bid 20m for Roma striker Vincenzo Montella, according to reports in Italian paper Tuttosport.

Montella is regarded as one of Italian football's most promising strikers but has had problems at Roma since arriving at Sampdoria in the summer.

The Italian press has also claimed that the Gunners are making a move for Roberto Donadoni, who is currently out of contract at AC Milan.

The 36-year-old playmaker is expected to respond shortly.


Keegan wants regular Scotland fixture

England boss Kevin Keegan wants his side to meet Scotland more often, possibly every two years.

He is hoping that good behaviour of fans at the Euro 2000 play-off will make that possible.

He said that if the fans respond to a good-spirited game, "It'll give me and Craig Brown the strength to make it every two years or something like that.

"It's crazy sometimes to go looking halfway round the world for a friendly when you've got one on your doorstep."


Notts County manager quits

Notts County manager Sam Allardyce has resigned with no reason yet being given.

The club have released a statement saying they are "stunned".

Allardyce, who was 12 months into a four-year contract, has been linked with the vacant job at Bolton.



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