Sporting Digest: Football

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The Independent Online
Vass Borbokis, Sheffield United's Greek international defender, has walked out of the club after being refused permission to return to his homeland while out injured. Borbokis, who joined the English First Division side from AEK Athens 18 months ago, has returned to Greece against the club's wishes, Steve Bruce, the United manager, said yesterday.

Dennis Bergkamp, the Arsenal forward, and Edgar Davids of Juventus will return to an attacking Dutch side for the friendly against Portugal in Paris on Wednesday. The pair missed the match against Germany in November because of injury. Ronald de Boer, also sidelined for the Germany game, was included in the 18-man squad announced yesterday. Defensively, the options are restricted as Michael Reiziger's injury leaves no clear candidate for the right back slot