Sporting Digest: Football

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THE Republic of Ireland have confirmed that their final friendly match before leaving for the World Cup finals will be against the Czech Republic at Lansdowne Road, Dublin, on 5 June.

TOMMY GEMMELL, the former Celtic and Scotland full-back, resigned yesterday as the manager of Albion Rovers, who are bottom of the Scottish Second Division.

BARNET, bottom of the Second Division, have been given a further two weeks to sort out their financial problems following a meeting with creditors yesterday.

THE United States will play South Korea on March 12 in a benefit game for victims of last week's Los Angeles earthquake.

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND World Cup warm-up matches: 23 March: Russia (Dublin). 20 April: Netherlands (Tilburg). 11, 16 or 17 May: Manchester United (Dublin, Kevin Moran testimonial). 24 May: Bolivia (Dublin). 29 May: Germany (Hanover). 5 June: Czech Republic (Dublin).

TRANSFER: Jon Sheffield, goalkeeper, Cambridge United to Swindon Town (loan).