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Football: Ricken ready for debut

Borussia Dortmund's attacking midfielder, Lars Ricken, has been named in Germany's squad of 22 for the World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland in Belfast on 20 August.

The 21-year-old, a key figure in Dortmund's European Cup- winning campaign last season, is set to make his senior debut in place of the veteran Dieter Eilts, who has been dropped.

The former Tottenham striker Jurgen Klinsmann, now with Sampdoria, is in the squad, but there is no place for Liverpool's Karlheinz Riedle. Matthias Sammer is missing after damaging his knee playing for Dortmund against Hertha Berlin.