Sporting Digest: Football

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West Bromwich Albion have released their Scottish Under-21 international goalkeeper Gary Germaine, who had been on a week-to-week contract since the start of the season but did not make a first-team appearance.

England will play Germany in a women's World Cup qualifier at Millwall on 8 March. Germany, the European champions, lead the qualifying group for the 1999 finals in the United States, but England will draw level on points if they win.

Notts County have recalled their goalkeeper Mike Pollitt - just three days after allowing him to join Sunderland on loan. Pollitt is standing by to deputise for Darren Ward, who injured an elbow in Tuesday's win over Swansea.

Romania have promoted Victor Piturca, their Under-21 coach, to the position of national team coach.

South Africa's captain, Lucas Radebe of Leeds, will be allowed to play in tomorrow's African Nations' Cup final against Egypt in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Reports that he had been booked twice in the tournament have been rebutted by the organisers