Football: Wales omit Ratcliffe

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KEVIN RATCLIFFE, the Everton defender, has been left out of the Wales squad for the World Cup qualifying match against the Faroe Islands at Cardiff's National Ground on 9 September.

Ratcliffe, who has won 58 caps since making his debut against Czechoslovakia in 1981, cannot find a place in a squad that manager Terry Yorath describes as a 'good blend of youth and experience.'

Among the youngsters included are Gary Speed, of Leeds, and Manchester United's Ryan Giggs.

Squad, Sport in Short, page 51