The Latest: Ronaldo to set Portugal caps record with 128

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


8:27 p.m.

Cristiano Ronaldo will become Portugal’s most-capped player in Saturday’s European Championship game against Austria by making his 128th appearance.

Ronaldo, who will surpass Luis Figo’s appearance record, is captaining a Portugal side that sees two changes made from the opening 1-1 draw with Iceland.

Ricardo Quaresma and William Carvalho come in for Joao Mario and Danilo.

Austria makes three changes after losing its opening game to Hungary 2-0.

Sebastian Proedl, Stefan Ilsanker and Marcel Sabitzer come in for Aleksandar Dragovic, Zlatko Junuzovic and Marc Janko.


8:20 p.m.

Romania coach Anghel Iordanescu has criticized a change in the training ground used by his team and Albania the day before their final match of the group stage.

Steady rain for the past week in Lyon prompted UEFA to move Romania and Albania to another venue to protect the playing surface at the Stade de Lyon.

He questioned the need to stage Romania’s news conference at the Stade de Lyon before getting back on the team bus and traveling some 20 minutes to the Gerland training ground.

Iordanescu says “this creates difficulties for us. It means we will finish our training late and we have to recover and eat very late.”

Albania goalkeeper Etrit Berisha had no complaints with the switch, saying “for us it is okay.”

Both teams need a win to have a chance to advancing to the round of 16.


8:05 p.m.

Here are the lineups for the match between Portugal and Austria at the Parc des Princes in Paris in Group F:

Portugal: Rui Patricio, Pepe, Raphael Guerreiro, Ricardo Carvalho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Joao Moutinho, Vieirinha, William Carvalho, Andre Gomes, Nani, Ricardo Quaresma.

Austria: Robert Almer, Christian Fuchs, Martin Hinteregger, Stefan Ilsanker, Marko Arnautovic, David Alaba, Martin Harnik, Julian Baumgartlinger, Sebastian Proedl, Florian Klein, Marcel Sabitzer.


7:51 p.m.

Birkir Saevarsson scored a late own-goal to give Hungary a 1-1 draw with Iceland in another European Championship game marred by crowd trouble.

Saevarsson turned the ball into his own net off a cross from Nemanja Nikolic in the 88th minute.

The goal was followed by several loud firecrackers and flares from sections of Hungary fans.

Gylfi Sigurdsson had given Iceland the lead from the penalty spot in the 40th minute. He shot low and hard to the right of Hungary goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly after the referee ruled defender Tamas Kadar had fouled Aron Gunnarsson.

Before the match, Hungarian fans clashed with stewards and police and threw flares onto the field.


7:45 p.m.

GOAL: Iceland defender Birkir Saevarsson scores an own-goal in the 88th minute. Hungary and Iceland are tied 1-1.


6:55 p.m.

France coach Didier Deschamps says “it’s a shame” his team and Switzerland can’t train in the Stade Pierre Mauroy before their match because of the condition of the field.

The venue in Lille is one of several European Championship stadiums that also stage non-soccer events, and UEFA acknowledged on Friday that the state of some of them has not been good enough.

In order to prevent the field from further damage, the teams had to travel to the nearby Stadium Nord Lille Metropole for their final practice session on the eve of the match.

Deschamps says “if we can’t train on it there must be a problem but we will deal with it in the best way possible.”

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris says he doesn’t expect the field to affect Sunday’s game after France beat Albania 2-0 in similar conditions in Marseille on Wednesday.

Lloris says “it won’t be that much of a difference compared to the Velodrome pitch, which wasn’t in good condition, either.”


6:46 p.m.

Gylfi Sigurdsson scored from the penalty spot to give Iceland a 1-0 halftime lead over Hungary in Group F of the European Championship.

Sigurdsson shot low and hard in the 40th minute after a chaotic scramble in the box. Hungary goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly dropped the ball and then defender Tamas Kadar was whistled for fouling Aron Gunnarsson.

Hungary had earlier dominated possession but Iceland had the better chances, with Kiraly getting down to save a shot from Johann Gudmundsson.

A firework was thrown onto the field by Hungarian fans as Sigurdsson prepared to take his penalty. That followed earlier disorder by Hungarian supporters, including lighting a flare during the national anthems and clashes with stewards before the game.


6:43 p.m.

Gylfi Sigurdsson scored from the spot after referee Sergei Karasev awarded the penalty for a foul by Tamas Kadar on Anar Gunnarsson.


6:39 p.m.

GOAL: Gylfi Sigurdsson scores for Iceland from the penalty spot in the 40th minute. Iceland leads Hungary 1-0.


6:35 p.m.

Even without a goal so far, Albania coach Giovanni De Biasi has no plans to alter his tactics for Sunday’s must-win match against Romania.

The Italian coach wants another determined defensive effort from his players as they search for their first win at the European Championship.

Di Biasi says “tomorrow is a live-or-die situation. We must be extremely focused on the defensive side.”

Albania has proven to be tough to beat in its two losses. It held up with 10 men for more than a half in a 1-0 loss to Switzerland, and then pushed host France to the 90th minute before falling 2-0.

The Albanians are in last place in Group A before their final group match in Lyon. Romania has one point.


6:30 p.m.

Czech Republic captain Tomas Rosicky has been ruled out of the European Championship because of a thigh injury.

After undergoing a scan on Saturday, the team announced at its training base in Tours that Rosicky has a tear in his muscle and won’t be available for the rest of the tournament.

He is expected to be out for three to six weeks.

Rosicky picked up the injury in the 2-2 draw with Croatia on Friday. He had to stay on at the end of the game against Croatia because the Czechs had already made three substitutions.

The Czechs play Turkey in their final Group D match on Tuesday.


5:58 p.m.

A flare has been lit in the Hungarian fans’ section as their national anthem played before the start of their European Championship game against Iceland.

The game will start with a line of riot police in front of the Hungarian fans after a group of supporters clashed with stewards as they tried to move from one stand to another by climbing a fence in a corner section.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


4:26 p.m.

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


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.


4:17 p.m.

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


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.”


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.


4:03 p.m.

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.