The Latest: Szalai on bench for Hungary against Iceland


PARIS (AP) — The Latest from soccer’s European Championship (all times local):

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5:27 p.m.

Adam Szalai, who scored in Hungary’s opening match, will be on the bench when the team faces Iceland in Group F of the European Championship.

The other scorer in the 2-0 win over Austria, Zoltan Stieber, will start Saturday.

Forward Tamas Priskin has also been brought in, with Krisztian Nemeth dropped, while injured defender Attila Fiola has been replaced by Roland Juhasz.

Iceland’s starting lineup is unchanged following the 1-1 draw with Portugal. Birkir Bjarnason, who scored against the Portuguese, will start on the left.

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5:15 p.m.

Here are the lineups for the Group F game between Iceland and Hungary in Marseille:

Iceland: Hannes Halldorsson, Birkir Saevarsson, Ragnar Sigurdsson, Johann Gudmundsson, Birkir Bjarnason, Kolbeinn Sigthorsson, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Kari Arnason, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, Aron Gunnarsson, Ari Skulason.

Hungary: Gabor Kiraly, Adam Lang, Tamas Kadar, Richard Guzmics, Roland Juhasz, Laszlo Kleinheisler, Zoltan Gera, Adam Nagy, Balazs Dzsudzsak, Zoltan Stieber, Tamas Priskin.

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5:05 p.m.

Hungarian fans have clashed with stewards ahead of their team’s game against Iceland at the European Championship.

About 100 Hungarian fans wearing black near one corner of the stadium in Marseille attempted to climb over a fence and join up with another group of Hungarian fans behind the goal.

There was pushing and shoving between fans and stewards before the stewards briefly backed off.

Many of the fans managed to cross over before riot police moved in and blocked off the area, allowing stewards to return. There did not appear to be any clashes between fans and police.

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4:50 p.m.

Romelu Lukaku scored two second-half goals and Axel Witsel added another as Belgium beat Ireland 3-0 in Bordeaux.

Lukaku first scored in the 48th minute from a quick counterattack. He kicked the ball past the Ireland goalkeeper from just outside the area.

Witsel added his goal in the 61st, jumping above Ireland midfielder James McCarthy to head the ball home.

Lukaku’s second goal came in the 70th after another swift Belgian move. Eden Hazard set up an unmarked Lukaku in the penalty area, who slotted home from close range.

The result for Belgium was a welcome return to form following a disappointing first match in Group E against Italy, which it lost 2-0.

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4:30 p.m.

Romelu Lukaku was unmarked when he scored his second goal of the match for Belgium.

Thomas Meunier won the ball off a defender deep in the Ireland half before flicking it on to Eden Hazard, who ran down the right into the penalty area. Hazard then set up Lukaku, who easily slotted past the Ireland goalkeeper.

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4:26 p.m.

GOAL: Romelu Lukaku scores again for Belgium in the 70th minute. Belgium leads Ireland 3-0.

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4:21 p.m.

Axel Witsel’s header came from a pinpoint cross from Belgium right back Thomas Meunier.

Witsel jumped above Ireland midfielder James McCarthy to head the ball home. Belgium has made a fine recovery from its disappointing display in its first match, which it lost 2-0 to Italy.

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4:17 p.m.

GOAL: Axel Witsel scores for Belgium in the 61st minute. Belgium leads Ireland 2-0.

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4:10 p.m.

The Croatian soccer federation has apologized for the behavior of fans who disrupted the team’s draw with the Czech Republic, and blamed the government at home for not stopping hooligans.

The federation says it also “warned UEFA and French police about the hooligans’ intentions to interrupt” Friday’s game.

Play was stopped for several minutes late in a 2-2 draw in Saint-Etienne when firecrackers and lit flares were thrown on the field. Some Croatia fans then fought among themselves.

UEFA’s disciplinary panel will meet on Monday to judge charges relating to the fan disorder and also far-right chants and banners.

The federation says the incidents resulted from “the passivity of the Croatian state,” which it blamed for not identifying and punishing fans involved in previous incidents over several years.

Croatia’s soccer body says it apologizes “to the spectators at Saint-Etienne, to the television audience, and the Czech Republic national football team.”

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4:07 p.m.

Romelu Lukaku’s goal came from a quick Belgium counterattack down the right, with Kevin De Bruyne bringing the ball down the field before squaring it for the striker.

Lukaku controlled the ball before striking it from just outside the area past Ireland goalkeeper Darren Randolph. It’s Belgium’s first goal of the tournament.

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4:03 p.m.

GOAL: Romelu Lukaku scores for Belgium in the 48th minute. Belgium leads Ireland 1-0.

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3:55 p.m.

England striker Jamie Vardy says speculation regarding a potential move from Leicester to Arsenal hasn’t distracted him at the European Championship.

Before Euro 2016, Vardy was reportedly the subject of a 20 million pound ($28.7 million) bid from Arsenal that triggered the release clause in his Leicester contract.

Asked if he had any news about his club future, Vardy said: “No, nothing at all. I’m completely focused on England. That’s all I want to do at the moment.”

Vardy says he has not been told by coach Roy Hodgson to put club matters to one side during the tournament.

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3:46 p.m.

Belgium dominated the first half of its match against Ireland, but the two sides were tied 0-0 at halftime in Bordeaux.

The Red Devils were wasteful in front of goal in the Group E match.

Eden Hazard missed a clear opportunity to score for Belgium in the 21st minute after Kevin De Bruyne swept in a cross from the right. The ball was destined for striker Romelu Lukaku, but it deflected off an Ireland defender and landed at the feet of the unmarked Hazard, who blasted it over the bar.

Yannick Carrasco did put the ball in the back of the net for Belgium in the 24th, but it was ruled offside.

Toby Alderweireld also went close in the 42nd minute but his header was nodded off the line by Ireland midfielder Wes Hoolahan.

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3:25 p.m.

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic has called for a government session to discuss fan disturbances at the European Championship.

Grabar Kitarovic, evoking for the first time her constitutional right to call urgent government meetings, said the country must adopt new stricter laws against hooliganism in the sport.

The session could be held early next week.

On Saturday, UEFA formally opened a disciplinary case against the Croatian soccer federation for racism and fan disorder. Play was stopped for several minutes late in Croatia’s 2-2 draw with the Czech Republic in Saint-Etienne on Friday when firecrackers and lit flares were thrown on the field from one end of the stadium where its fans were sitting.

Croatia fans then fought among themselves as players appealed for calm.

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2:45 p.m.

A group of 20 Russian soccer fans have been deported from France, leaving on a flight to Moscow after French authorities accused them of being involved in hooliganism.

The 20 were part of a larger group of Russians who were detained by French authorities on Tuesday following violent disorder around England’s 1-1 draw with Russia last Saturday.

Three others were convicted of offenses related to the violence and sentenced to prison terms of between one and two years.

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2:05 p.m.

Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne will play against Ireland at the European Championship despite a hamstring problem.

De Bruyne, who played the full 90 minutes in Belgium’s loss to Italy, missed a training session this week, along with Eden Hazard, but both have been named in the starting lineup.

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots has made three changes, including dropping Radja Nainggolan and Marouane Fellaini to the bench.

Striker Jon Walters is out for Ireland after his Achilles injury flared up against Sweden. He has been replaced by defender Stephen Ward in the only change by coach Martin O’Neill from Ireland’s opening 1-1 draw against Sweden.

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2 p.m.

Here are the lineups for the match between Belgium and Ireland at Stade de Bordeaux:

Belgium: Thibaut Courtois, Toby Alderweireld, Thomas Vermaelen, Thomas Meunier, Mousa Dembele, Jan Vertonghen, Axel Witsel, Kevin De Bruyne, Yannick Carrasco, Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku.

Ireland: Darren Randolph, Seamus Coleman, John O’Shea, Ciaran Clark, Robbie Brady, James McCarthy, Glenn Whelan, Jeff Hendrick, Wes Hoolahan, Stephen Ward, Shane Long.

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1:15 p.m.

A group of 20 Russian soccer fans will be deported from France on Saturday after French authorities accused them of being involved in hooliganism.

The 20 were being held in a closed-off area at Nice airport ahead of a scheduled flight to Moscow on Saturday afternoon.

Despite their impending removal from France, Alexander Shprygin, the leader of a Russian fan group who is among the 20 to be deported, says he has been told their visas will not be canceled and all plan to return to France for Monday’s match against Wales.

The 20 were part of a larger group of Russians who were detained by French authorities on Tuesday following violent disorder around England’s 1-1 draw with Russia last Saturday.

Three were convicted of offenses related to the violence and sentenced to prison terms of between one and two years.

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12:30 p.m.

Turkey has followed Croatia in being hit with a second round of disciplinary charges for fan misconduct at the European Championship.

UEFA says it opened a case against the Turkish soccer federation for a fan running toward the field during a 3-0 loss to Spain in Nice on Friday.

UEFA’s disciplinary panel will hear the case on Monday and will also judge charges of fans lighting and throwing flares and fireworks.

The Turkish federation was also charged for fans lighting and throwing fireworks at a 1-0 loss against Croatia in Paris last Sunday. UEFA is set to judge that case on July 21.

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12:13 p.m.

UEFA has formally opened a disciplinary case against the Croatian soccer federation for fan disorder at a European Championship game.

Play was stopped for several minutes late in Croatia’s 2-2 draw with the Czech Republic in Saint-Etienne on Friday when firecrackers and lit flares were thrown on the field from one end of the stadium where its fans were.

Croatia fans then fought among themselves as players appealed for calm.

UEFA says the charges relate to racist behavior, crowd disturbances, throwing of objects on the field, and setting off fireworks.

The Croatia federation faces a five-figure fine when the case is judged on Monday.

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12:10 p.m.

UEFA’s anti-discrimination monitors say they have told European Championship organizers about fascist songs and banners waved by Croatia fans during Friday’s game against the Czech Republic.

The Fare Network’s report to UEFA was produced after a game that was halted for several minutes in Saint-Etienne when firecrackers and flares were thrown on the field from an end of the stadium where Croatia fans were sitting.

UEFA is set to announce details of the charges against the Croatian federation on Saturday.

The UEFA-affiliated Fare Network has two observers at every Euro 2016 match in France.

UEFA fined Croatia at Euro 2012 for a series of incidents including racial insults aimed at Italy forward Mario Balotelli, a fan running on the field, and fans’ offensive chants and banners.

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11:10 a.m.

Czech Republic team doctor Petr Krejci says captain Tomas Rosicky will have a scan on Saturday aimed at determining the nature of a thigh injury he picked up in the 2-2 draw with Croatia at the European Championship on Friday.

Krejci says if the check on Saturday reveals that Rosicky has a tear in his muscle “then, the tournament is over for him. If not, we will do all we can to get him ready for the game against Turkey.”

The Czechs have one point in Group D and will likely need to beat Turkey in their final Group D match on Tuesday to have a chance of advancing to the knock out round of the competition.

Rosicky said he doubted he would be available.

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