Bryan Hamilton extends Northern Ireland contract

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Bryan Hamilton has been reappointed manager of Northern Ireland for another two and a half years. Hamilton, who was about to complete his existing two-year contract, will now continue until July 1998. He will also be getting an undisclosed pay increase after narrowly failing to take his team into the European Championship finals.

Uefa are reported to have chosen Rome as the venue for this season's European Cup final on 22 May, and Ibrox in Glasgow for the Cup-Winners' Cup final on 8 May. Both decisions are subject to ratification by Uefa's executive committee when it meets in Birmingham on 15 December.

PORTUGAL Squad (v England, Wembley, 12 Dec): A Neno (Guimaraes), R Correia (Braga), J Costa (Porto), P Santos (Porto), R Jorge (Porto), C Secretario (Porto), F Couto (Parma), H Cristovao (Benfica), D Teixeira (Benfica), E Peixe (Sporting), S Pinto (Sporting), P Sousa (Juventus), L Figo (Barcelona), P Barbosa (Sporting), N Gomes (Boavista), A Folha (Porto), J V Pinto (Benfica), D Caravalho (Sporting), J Dominguez (Sporting), P Alves (Sporting).