Sporting Digest: Football

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DENNIS BERGKAMP, the Ajax striker, has an ankle injury and has pulled out of the Dutch squad for tomorrow's World Cup qualifier against San Marino in Utrecht. His club-mate, Ronald de Boer, has replaced him.

NORTHERN IRELAND SQUAD (v Republic of Ireland, World Cup Group Three, Dublin, 31 March): Wright (Newcastle), Fettis (Hull); Fleming, Taggart (both Barnsley), McDonald (Queen's Park Rangers), Morrow (Arsenal), Donaghy (Chelsea), Magilton (Oxford), Worthington (Sheffield Wednesday), M O'Neill (Dundee United), K Wilson (Notts County), Black (Nottingham Forest), Hughes (Strasbourg), Dowie (Southampton), Gray (Luton), Quinn (Reading), Patterson (Crystal Palace).

BELGIUM SQUAD (v Wales, World Cup Group Four, Cardiff, 31 March): Preud'homme (KV Mechelen), Bodart, (Standard Liege); Albert, Boffin, Degryse, Nilis (all Anderlecht), Borkelmans, Staelens, van der Elst (all Club Bruges), Czerniatynski, Smidts (both Antwerp), Genaux (Standard Liege), Grun (Parma), Medved (Ghent), Scifo (Torino), Oliveira (Cagliari).

TRANSFERS: Andy Saville, striker, Hartlepool to Birmingham City ( pounds 150,000). Ian Hendon, defender, Tottenham to Barnsley (loan).