Sporting Digest: Football

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ARSENAL will host this year's Makita international tournament at Highbury. They will be joined by Chelsea, Napoli and another international team in the pre-season tournament on 6 to 7 August.

SWINDON TOWN'S Kevin Horlock was yesterday called into Northern Ireland's squad for next Wednesday's B international against England at Hillsborough. The Kent-born left-back's grandmother came from Ulster. It is the first time Northern Ireland have used the grandparents qualification rule.

NORTHERN IRELAND SQUAD (V England, B International, Hillsborough, May 11): Fettis (Hull City); Stranney (Stoke City), Hill (Leicester City), Hunter (Wrexham ), McGibbon (Manchester United), Patterson (Crystal Palace), Masters (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Horlock (Swindon Town), Lennon (Crewe Alexandra), Morrow (Arsenal), Black (Nottingham Forest), O'Neill (Hibernian), Quinn (Blackpool), Robinson, McMahon (both Tottenham Hotpsur), Dennison (Wolverhampton Wanderers), O'Boyle (Dunfermline Athletic).