Sporting Digest: Football

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SWINDON TOWN yesterday parted company with their assistant manager, David Hay, by 'mutual consent'. The former Celtic and Chelsea player joined Swindon last July.

DEAN SAUNDERS, the Aston Villa striker, has been ruled out of the club's forthcoming tour to South Africa because of a High Court action brought by the former Chelsea defender, Paul Elliott. Saunders is being sued by Elliott, who has retired, over a tackle made by the Welsh international while playing for Liverpool at Anfield in September 1992.

DUNCAN FERGUSON, the Rangers striker, will appeal against the 12- match ban imposed by the Scottish FA after an alleged head-butting incident, and is now eligible for tomorrow's Scottish Cup final against his former club, Dundee United.

FECAFOOT, Cameroon's football federation, has no money to pay players - less than a month before the start of the World Cup finals. The team's French coach, Henri Michel, arrived in the capital, Yaounde, this week hoping to collect unpaid bonuses for the players, who are training in France. 'I sent him to the prime minister. We have no money,' Maha Daher, the president of Fecafoot, said.

MARSEILLE have agreed to sell their French international defender, Jocelyn Angloma, to Torino for pounds 800,000.

SPAIN WORLD CUP SQUAD: Goalkeepers: Zubizarreta (Barcelona), Lopetegui (Logrones), Canizares (Celta Vigo). Defenders: Nadal, Ferrer, Sergi (all Barcelona), Alkorta (Real Madrid), Camarasa (Valencia), Voro (Deportivo La Coruna), Otero (Celta Vigo), Abelardo (Sporting Gijon). Midfielders: Bakero, Guardiola, Amor, Beguiristain (all Barcelona), Hierro, Luis Enrique (both Real Madrid), Caminero (Atletico Madrid), Guerrero (Ath Bilbao). Forwards: Salinas (Barcelona), Juanele (Sporting Gijon), Felipe (Tenerife).

NORTHERN IRELAND SQUAD (United States tour, 3 to 11 June): Wright (Nottingham Forest), Fettis (Hull City); Donaghy (Chelsea), Fleming, Taggart (both Barnsley), Worthington (Sheffield Wednesday), Wilson (Notts County), Lomas (Manchester City), Magilton, Dowie (both Southampton), Hughes (Strasbourg), Quinn (Reading), Morrow (Arsenal), O'Neill (Hibernian), Lennon (Crewe), Patterson (Crystal Palace), O'Boyle (Dunfermline), Dennison (Wolves).

TRANSFER: Andy Woodman, goalkeeper, Crystal Palace to Exeter City (free).

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