Sporting Digest: Football

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FIFA, world football's governing body, is considering switching the Repulic of Ireland's crucial World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland, scheduled for Windsor Park, Belfast, on 17 November, to a less dangerous venue. Old Trafford may be an alternative.

THE DIRECTORS of Brighton and Hove Albion claim to have put together a financial rescue package to protect the Second Division club from three winding-up orders due in the High Court today.

NOTTINGHAM FOREST yesterday signed Lars Bohinen from Lillestrom for pounds 450,000 but must wait another three weeks for a work permit for the Norwegian international.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR have failed in an attempt to sign Jamie Redknapp, the England Under-21 midfielder, from Liverpool.

GARY LINEKER will miss the rest of the Japanese season to undergo intensive treatment in the United States for a broken right toe.

TRANSFER: Chris Marsden, midfielder, Huddersfield Town to Coventry City (loan).