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Thursday, November 18, 1999 Published at 17:40 GMT

Irish to appeal after brawl

The Football Association of Ireland plans an official complaint with Uefa after on-field violence after their Euro 2000 play-off in Turkey.

Tony Cascarino was kicked as he left the pitch, while police had to break up a brawl in the centre circle.

FAI President Pat Quigley confirmed: "We have spoken to the Uefa representative at the match and the process procedure has been started.

"The scenes here after the final whistle were unacceptable and we hope Uefa will at least contact the Turkish FA and do something about this."


Kewell must miss Yorkshire derby

Fifa has ruled that Leeds United's Harry Kewell cannot play in Saturday's Premiership clash with Bradford at Elland Road.

The Australian international winger is likely to miss the Yorkshire derby anyway due to a calf injury.

Leeds had been hoping world football's governing body would clear Kewell to play if fit, after a row over his non-appearance in Australia's friendlies with Brazil this week.

"A letter has been sent to Leeds via the English FA which says that, according to the regulations, he (Kewell) is not allowed to play on Saturday," confirmed a Fifa spokesman.

"He cannot play for Leeds until Monday."


Villa receive Standing order

Aston Villa could be forced to pay Brighton more than 350,000 for teenage midfielder Michael Standing.

Villa have been told to make an immediate 50,000 down-payment with a further 50,000 for every 10 first-team games Standing plays up to a maximum of 40.

The figure will be boosted further if the former Seagulls schoolboy is capped by England, but it falls well short of Brighton's 2.8m demand.

Standing and Villa team-mate Gareth Barry were both on Brighton's books as schoolboys.

It has taken more than a year to settle compensation over Standing after a dispute over the amount Villa were forced for Barry.


Hammers get permission to expand

West Ham have been given the go-ahead to redevelop their cramped Upton Park stadium.

The club's proposals to increase capacity from 26,000 to more than 40,000 have been accepted by London planning officials.





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