Sporting Digest: Football

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NORTHERN IRELAND will embark on a three-match tour of the United States from 3 to 12 June. Games against World Cup finalists, Colombia, Mexico and Saudi Arabia, are scheduled.

ALAIN LAROCHE, the finance director of Marseille, became the third club official to be charged with fraud and false accounting on Monday. Bernard Tapie, the club president and Jean-Pierre Bernes, the former general manager, have already been charged.

NORTHERN IRELAND SQUAD (European Championship Group Six v Liechtenstein, Windsor Park, Belfast, 20 April): Wright (Nottingham Forest), Fettis (Hull); Fleming, Taggart (both Barnsley), Donaghy (Chelsea), Worthington (Sheffield Wednesday), Rowland (West Ham), K Wilson (Notts County), Magilton, Dowie (both Southampton), Lomas (Manchester City), Hughes (Strasbourg), Morrow (Arsenal), Quinn (Reading), P Gray (Sunderland), Black (Nottingham Forest), Gillespie (Manchester United), O'Neill (Hibernian).

SCOTLAND SQUAD (International friendly v Austria, Vienna, 20 April): Gunn (Norwich), Leighton (Hibernian); Boyd, McStay, Collins (all Celtic), Robertson, McCall, I Ferguson, Durie (all Rangers), McKimmie, Irvine, Jess (all Aberdeen), McLaren (Hearts), Hendry (Blackburn), McKinlay (Dundee United), McAllister (Leeds), O'Donnell (Motherwell), Nevin (Tranmere), McGinlay (Bolton).

SCOTLAND UNDER-21 SQUAD (International friendly v Austria, Amstetten, 19 April): Kerr (Celtic), Stillie (Aberdeen); Robertson (Aberdeen), Pressley (Rangers), McNamara (Dunfermline), Locke (Hearts), Jupp (Fulham), Baker, Fullarton, Lavety (all St Mirren), Dair, Crawford (both Raith Rovers), Dailly, Hannah (both Dundee United), Hood (Ayr), Lavin (Watford), McCann (Dundee), Donnelly (Celtic), A Johnston (Hearts), Scott (St Johnstone).

NORWAY SQUAD (Friendly international v Portugal, Oslo, 20 April): Thorstvedt (Tottenham), Grodas (Lillestrom); Berg (Blackburn), Bratseth (Werder Bremen), Bjornebye, Loken, Leonhardsen (all Rosenborg Trondheim), Nilsen, Flo (both Sheffield United), Bohinen (Nottingham Forest), Jakobsen, Rekdal (both Lierse), Mykland (Start), Fjortoft (Swindon), Mjelde (Lillestrom), Strandli (Brann).