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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 22:01:43 -0400
German minister backs more video surveillance at sporting events-media

By Ed Dove TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) - Italy's victory over Belgium was celebrated as a triumph of the team over individual talents, but Friday's opponents Sweden are relying on the singular genius of frontman Zlatan Ibrahimovic to get their Euro 2016 campaign off the ground. Italy had last won their opening match at a European Championship in 2000 -- when they went on to reach the final -- and having started strongly, Antonio Conte's side are being talked of as contenders once again. While Italy's team is regarded as one of their weakest in years, they make up for their lack of star power with tactical nous, a flexibility of approach and an honest work ethic which proved too much for Belgium, who were beaten 2-0 in their opening Group E clas

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 20:19:26 -0400
Riot police disperse England fans in Lille

The French progressed to the second round of the European Championship they're hosting with a 2-0 win over Albania, keeping their supporters and coach Didier Deschamps on edge right to the end on Wednesday. For the second successive match, France left it late to secure victory with Antoine Griezmann giving the home team the lead in the 90th minute with a header. Dimitri Payet put the result beyond doubt with his second impressive goal of the tournament deep in stoppage tim

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 18:42:50 -0400
Soccer-Deschamps satisfied after another France late show

Late goals from Antoine Griezmann and Dimitri Payet helped France become the first team to advance to the knockout stages of the European Championship on Wednesday with a 2-0 win over Albania. For the second consecutive match, late pressure rescued a patchy France side that is struggling to live up to its pre-tournament billing as one of the favorites. Against Romania on Friday, Payet's superb strike from distance won it for the host natio

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 18:35:01 -0400
Soccer-Tite to be new Brazil boss, Corinthians confirm

Corinthians manager Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, known as Tite, has been named the new coach of Brazil's national team, according to his club. The announcement was made by Corinthians president Roberto de Andrade in a televised news conference on Wednesday, a day after the Brazilian Football Confederation said it had fired Dunga as national coac

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 17:34:01 -0400
Switzerland closes in on next round after draw with Romania

The Russian soccer hooligans who have fought with rival supporters at the European Championship in France have at various times been both an asset and a liability to the Russian authorities. While the often-nationalist hardcore fans provide a reserve of support for adventurous foreign policy moves and a bulwark against domestic protests, they can also threaten public order at home and embarrass Russia abroad as it seeks global prestige by hosting the 2018 World Cup. When Russian hooligans fought with English fans in the city of Marseille on Saturday and then attacked them inside the stadium, the response in Russia was mixe

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 17:33:48 -0400
Soccer-Tite to be new Brazil boss, Corinthians confirm

Switzerland closed in on a spot in the knockout stages of the European Championship for the first time with a 1-1 draw against Romania on Wednesday. Admir Mehmedi scored a 57th-minute equalizer with a powerful left-foot shot to ensure the Swiss have four points ahead of their final Group A match against leader France, which qualified Wednesday for the round of 16 after a 2-0 victory over Albania. In its three previous appearances at the European Championship, Switzerland has never got beyond the group stag

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 17:01:23 -0400
The Latest: France beats Albania 2-0 at Euro 2016

Late goals from Antoine Griezmann and Dimitri Payet helped France become the first team to advance to the knockout stages of the European Championship on Wednesday with a 2-0 win over Albania. For the second consecutive match, late pressure rescued a patchy France side that is struggling to live up to its pre-tournament billing as one of the favorites. Against Romania on Friday, it was Payet's superb strike from distance that won it, and this time - with the clock running down - Griezmann placed himself perfectly to nod in a cross from center half Adil Ram

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:58:01 -0400
Soccer-France steal last-gasp win over Albania

By Philip O'Connor and Jack Stubbs LILLE/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Soccer rivalry and fan violence spilled into global politics as Moscow summoned the French ambassador over detentions of Russians at Euro 2016 and warned an "anti-Russian" mood could even damage relations between Russia and France. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused other countries' soccer fans of "absolutely provocative actions" at the tournament, such as trampling on the Russian flag. The epicenter of soccer violence at Euro 2016 meanwhile moved from the south of France to the far nort

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:10:40 -0400
Soccer-Swiss keep rolling but look weak up front

Switzerland closed in on a spot in the next round of the European Championship with a 1-1 draw against Romania on Wednesday. Admir Mehmedi scored a 57th-minute equalizer with a powerful left-foot shot to ensure the Swiss have four points ahead of their final Group A match against France. Romania experienced a little deja vu from its opening loss to France: Boosted by a penalty kick from Bogdan Stancu and then beaten by an opponent's sweet left-footed sho

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:23:59 -0400
Russia stunned as Hamsik inspires Slovakia to 2-1 win

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Work restarted on the Olympic beach volleyball arena on Wednesday, four days after it was halted because of a missing permit, officials in host city Rio de Janeiro said. Construction on the temporary structure ground to a halt on Saturday but resumed after new paperwork was filed, according to the city's Environment Secretariat. Although the environmental licenses are still being reviewed, officials guaranteed the venue on Rio's Copacabana beach will be finished in time for the start of South America's first Olympic Games on Aug. 5. .

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:13:40 -0400
Switzerland and Romania draw 1-1 at Euro 2016

Steven Davis made a minor bit of history with Northern Ireland's first touch at the European Championship. Coach Michael O'Neill, however, doesn't want that to be his team's only milestone at Euro 2016. Davis, a Southampton midfielder, became the first man in European Championship history to employ the one-man kickoff in Sunday's match against Poland, using a recent rule change that allows players to pass the ball either back or forward at a kickof

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:03:37 -0400
Soccer-Switzerland on the brink of last 16 after Romania draw

By Philip O'Connor and Jack Stubbs LILLE/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Soccer rivalry and fan violence spilled into global politics as Moscow summoned the French ambassador over detentions of Russians at Euro 2016 and warned an "anti-Russian" mood could even damage relations between Russia and France. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused other countries' soccer fans of "absolutely provocative actions" at the tournament, such as trampling on the Russian flag. Authorities had flooded the city with police ahead of the next matches for Russia and England in the soccer tournamen

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:52:02 -0400
Soccer-Coleman hopeful for Hennessey return against England

By Philip O'Connor and Jack Stubbs LILLE/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Soccer rivalry and fan violence spilled into global politics as Moscow summoned the French ambassador over detentions of Russians at Euro 2016 and warned an "anti-Russian" mood could even damage relations between Russia and France. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused other countries' soccer fans of "absolutely provocative actions" at the tournament, such as trampling on the Russian flag. Authorities had flooded the city with police ahead of the next matches for Russia and England in the soccer tournamen

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:20:18 -0400
Police use tear gas to disperse English soccer fans

Switzerland closed in on a spot in the next round of the European Championship with a 1-1 draw against Romania on Wednesday. Admir Mehmedi scored a 57th-minute equalizer to ensure the Swiss have four points ahead of its final Group A match against France. Romania took the lead against the run of play in the 18th minute when Bogdan Stancu scored with his second penalty in two game

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:14:31 -0400
Soccer-Santos plans several changes to Portugal side against Austria

French police used tear gas to disperse English soccer fans at the European Championship on Wednesday, the fourth time England fans have been involved in violent incidents since the start of the tournament. After a match between Russia and Slovakia ended in the north French city of Lille, police chased large groups of English fans through the back streets around the city's main railway station. A group of about 200 English fans had been getting progressively rowdier and noisier, singing songs taunting Russia, when a loud explosion was heard and some bottles were throw

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:38:59 -0400
Kozak says Napoli are "too small" for Slovak hero Hamsik

Even though the behavior of Russian fans improved, their team might still be forced out of the European Championship early. Elimination, rather than disqualification, is the immediate threat after Russia's short-comings were badly exposed in a 2-1 loss to Slovakia on Wednesday. Marek Hamsik's long pass split the Russian defense, setting up Vladimir Weiss for Slovakia's first goal in the 32nd minut

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 11:46:49 -0400
Soccer-Poland keeper Szczesny ruled out of Germany clash

SAINT-ETIENNE, France (AP) -- David Lafata isn't dwelling on his mistake that allowed Spain's Gerard Pique to head in the one and only goal in the Czech Republic's first match at the European Championship. Lafata came on as a substitute in that match and was supposed to be marking Pique when Andres Iniesta whipped in the cross that Pique carefully guided into the Czech net in the 87th minute. The 34-year-old is looking forward to the opportunity to make amends on Friday in Saint-Etienne against a Croatia side that beat Turkey in the other Group D matc

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 11:38:58 -0400
Slovakia compounds Russia - problems with 2-1 win

Wales star Gareth Bale described England as the ''enemy'' in one of his many incendiary comments in the build-up to their European Championship match on Thursday, but Roy Hodgson is adopting a different tone about the all-British match. ''It's a game between brothers,'' the England coach said Wednesday, in a remark that will likely be viewed with both bemusement and amusement from the Welsh population. For Wales, the game in Lens is one of the biggest in its recent history - a rare chance to meet its bitter rival and neighbour on the big soccer stag

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:52:56 -0400
Soccer--Russia suffer further setback with 2-1 defeat by Slovakia

Slovakia deepened Russia's woes with classy first-half goals from Vladimir Weiss and Marek Hamsik in a tense 2-1 victory in Euro 2016 Group B on Wednesday. Just 24 hours after UEFA told Russia it would be expelled from the tournament if their fans caused more crowd trouble, the Slovaks outplayed them for large parts of a match contested under a closed roof because of forecasts of heavy rain. Slovakia, after losing their opening clash 2-1 to Wales, took the lead in the 32nd minute when midfielder Hamsik hit a superb long ball to Weiss who cut inside the left-hand side of the box and curled his shot inside the far pos

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:02:16 -0400
Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Wednesday, June 15

Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola won't have long to wait before they face off for the first time in the English Premier League. The fixtures for the 2016-17 Premier League season, which starts on the weekend of Aug. 13-14, were announced on Wednesday and the first Manchester derby - featuring Mourinho's United and Guardiola's City - will be played on Sept. 10 at Old Trafford. Mourinho was handed a trip to Bournemouth for his first league game in charge of United, while Guardiola's first league game as City manager is at home to Sunderlan

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:53:21 -0400
After quiet night, Lille wary over fan clashes at Euro 2016

(Reuters) - Iceland defender Kari Arnason has responded angrily to Cristiano Ronaldo's "small mentality" jibe after the 1-1 draw with Portugal at Euro 2016, saying that the Real Madrid star was no Lionel Messi. A visibly frustrated Ronaldo was furious at the defensive tactics of Iceland, the smallest country at the tournament, after Tuesday's Group F clash. "He's a fantastic footballer, but he's not a gracious human being," Arnason was quoted as saying on The Guardian's website (www.theguardian.com

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:51:53 -0400
Soccer-Ronaldo is no Messi, counters Iceland - Arnason

Any more trouble from them and UEFA has warned Russian soccer authorities the team could be thrown out of Euro 2016. ''I think we have got to be careful,'' Rob O'Dell, an England supporter from Watford, sai

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:08:48 -0400
Italy switch thoughts from gloom to glory

The animals are at it again, and they say Germany will beat Poland. Nelly the Elephant on Wednesday predicted a narrow victory for the world champions by choosing - hesitantly - to kick a ball into a goal marked with Poland's flag, according to her keepers at the Serengeti Park in Hodenhagen. Nelly correctly predicted Germany's opening win against Ukrain

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 08:29:12 -0400
The Latest: Russia uses same lineup for 2nd match

By Zoe Robert REYKJAVIK (Reuters) - With some invoking the Norse god Thor, Icelanders draped in blue and red celebrated a famous draw against Portugal at the European Championship by spilling into the streets of Reykjavik to chant "Afram (Go) Iceland!" in the land of the midnight sun. With the sun setting at midnight on a warm - for Iceland - evening of around 12 degrees, locals and tourists drank, sang and danced while commentators made the most of their reputation as fiery Viking islanders. In a main square in front of the televised game, several thousand mimicked the synchronized chanting of "Afram Iceland" by their supporters at the St Etienne stadium in Franc

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 08:28:58 -0400
Soccer-Slovakia make three changes for Russia clash

By Zoe Robert REYKJAVIK (Reuters) - With some invoking the Norse god Thor, Icelanders draped in blue and red celebrated a famous draw against Portugal at the European Championship by spilling into the streets of Reykjavik to chant "Afram (Go) Iceland!" in the land of the midnight sun. With the sun setting at midnight on a warm - for Iceland - evening of around 12 degrees, locals and tourists drank, sang and danced while commentators made the most of their reputation as fiery Viking islanders. In a main square in front of the televised game, several thousand mimicked the synchronized chanting of "Afram Iceland" by their supporters at the St Etienne stadium in Franc

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 07:42:46 -0400
Olympics-Ibrahimovic included in Sweden soccer squad

Croatia captain Darijo Srna is back at the European Championship after attending the funeral of his father. The Croatia soccer federation says Srna has returned to the team base in Deauville. Srna was accompanied by coach Ante Cacic for the funeral in Croatia on Monda

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 07:03:25 -0400
Russian sports minister: More Russian fan violence at Euros possible

After an unexpectedly quiet night in Lille, Russian and Slovakian fans are gathering at the Stade Pierre Mauroy for Wednesday afternoon's European Championship match while a legion of English and Welsh supporters are still in town. ''Russia and Slovakia, we are close as nations,'' said Slovakia fan Maric Blesko, who is from Bratislava. England is playing Wales on Thursday in nearby Lens, and many British fans are staying in the bigger city of Lille, which is on a direct rail line from London and Marseill

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 06:36:42 -0400
Ibrahimovic leads Sweden against some old Italian friends

The roof of the Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille will be closed when Russia plays Slovakia on Wednesday. UEFA says a forecast for heavy rain prompted the decision to close the retractable roof before the 3 p.m. local time kickoff. It's not the first time a European Championship match will played indoor

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 06:24:47 -0400
Russian sports minister: More Russian fan violence at Euros possible - TASS

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is getting ready to meet some old Italian friends. The flamboyant striker, who spent several years in Serie A, will again be the focus of much of the attention when Sweden faces Italy on Friday at the European Championship. Ibrahimovic played with Gianluigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini at Juventus, and with Stephan El Shaarawy and Mattia De Sciglio at AC Mila

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 05:47:18 -0400
The Latest: Roof at Stade Pierre Mauroy will be closed

(Reuters) - Italy are wary of the threat Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic poses but they can win Friday's Euro 2016 match in the same way they defeated Belgium, midfielder Daniele De Rossi has said. The 34-year-old Ibrahimovic, who has scored 62 goals for Sweden, failed to make an impact in his team's 1-1 draw with Ireland. De Rossi compared the former Paris St Germain striker to Dutch great Marco van Baste

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 05:17:53 -0400
Mourinho-Guardiola face off for 1st time in EPL on Sept. 10

PARIS (AP) -- Russia's game against Slovakia in Lille on Wednesday is the first European Championship match not to sell all ticket

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 04:38:22 -0400
Soccer-Leicester begin title defence at promoted Hull City

SAINT-MARTIN-DE-RE, France (AP) -- Spain is going to stick to its game of quick passing and ball possession. One game into the European Championship and it's obvious that the two-time defending champions are not changing their style despite their World Cup debacle two years ago, when the tiki-taka failed and Spain didn't make it past the group stage. When the team plays Turkey on Friday in Nice in its second Group D match, Spain will be using the same formula that worked to perfection when it won the last two European Championships and the 2010 World Cup - keeping control of the ball and being aggressive with the final pass near the opponent's goa

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 23:04:04 -0400
Soccer-Chile - Sanchez, Vargas shine in 4-2 win over Panama

(Reuters) - Chile advanced to the quarter-finals of the Copa America on Tuesday after two goals in the first half from Eduardo Vargas and two in the second from Alexis Sanchez gave them a 4-2 win over Panama in Philadelphia. The defending champions will play Mexico in the next round on Saturday, barring a heavy defeat for Argentina against bottom side Bolivia in the other Group D game. Argentina, who lead 3-0 in that game, would play Venezuela as group winner

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 22:08:52 -0400
Anglo-Welsh rivalry to reach new peak on the pitch

By Karolos Grohmann EVIAN, France (Reuters) - World champions Germany have warned that there is more to their biggest Euro 2016 group rivals Poland than Bundesliga top scorer Robert Lewandowski. The Germans, fresh from their impressive 2-0 win over Ukraine, take on their neighbors in Paris on Thursday, knowing the Poles also made a winning start in Group C with a 1-0 victory over Northern Ireland. Poland are led by captain Lewandowski, who scored 13 goals as his country became the highest-scoring team in the qualifiers with 3

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 22:00:21 -0400
Soccer-Germany know there - more to Poland than Lewa

A rivalry dating back 137 years will reach a new level of intensity in Lens on Thursday when England and Wales meet at a major tournament for the first time. As the Welsh won their opening Group B game 2-1 against Slovakia before England conceded a last-minute goal in a 1-1 draw with Russia, they go into this encounter looking down on their neighbors, which has not often been the case. Wales have won only 14 of more than 100 previous meetings -- the last in 1984 -- and lost all four European Championship qualifying matches, in 1966-67 and 201

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 20:08:48 -0400
Iceland holds Ronaldo - Portugal to shock 1-1 draw

Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal was upstaged by a team of Icelanders and Hungary beat Austria on a day of surprises at the European Championship on Tuesday. The smallest country ever to play at a European Championship, with its population of 330,000, Iceland made its major tournament debut in style with a 1-1 draw. Having recently helped Real Madrid win the Champions League in Milan, Ronaldo lacked his usual accuracy in front of goal, miskicking a great chance in the first half with only Hannes Halldorsson to beat and then sending a powerful header straight at the Iceland goalkeeper from close range in the secon

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:39:40 -0400
Soccer-Rugged Viking Gunnarsson upstages aristocrat Ronaldo

Nearly 27,000 Icelanders bought tickets to watch their national team play in the European Championshi

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 17:42:46 -0400
Soccer-Czechs must take Euro inspiration from past glories

SAINT-ETIENNE, France (AP) -- A goal from Birkir Bjarnason earned Iceland a shock 1-1 draw with Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal on Tuesday at the European Championship, the tiny Scandinavian nation's first ever match at a major tournament. Iceland was second best most of the Group F game and trailed to a first half strike by Nani. Bjarnason slotted home the equalizer in the 50th minute with a curled volley at the far post against the run of the play, moments after Ronaldo missed a chance to make it 2-0 when he shot wid

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:35:12 -0400
Soccer-Prickly Wilmots deflects Belgium criticism after Italy defeat

Nani gave Portugal a 1-0 halftime lead over Iceland at the European Championship with a clinical finish from close range in the 31st minute. Starting in place of the injured Ricardo Quaresma, Nani collected a cross from Andre Gomes on the right side of the area and slotted in at the near post. Nani scored with a clinical finish from close range to give Portugal a 1-0 lead over Iceland at the European Championshi

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:35:12 -0400
Soccer-Prickly Wilmots deflects Belgium criticism after Italy defeat

By Benoit Tessier LILLE, France (Reuters) - A small group of Russian and English fans briefly scuffled in the northern city of Lille where thousands of supporters arrived in the area for the Euro 2016 soccer tournament. Lille is seen as the next potential Euro 2016 trouble spot as Russia play Slovakia there on Wednesday, and England fans also congregate in the northern French city ahead of their match against Wales in nearby Lens on Thursday. UEFA fined the Russian Football Federation and gave it a "suspended disqualification" for attacks inside the stadium on Saturda

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:35:12 -0400
Soccer-Prickly Wilmots deflects Belgium criticism after Italy defeat

By Benoit Tessier LILLE, France (Reuters) - A small group of Russian and English fans briefly scuffled in the northern city of Lille where thousands of supporters arrived in the area for the Euro 2016 soccer tournament. Lille is seen as the next potential Euro 2016 trouble spot as Russia play Slovakia there on Wednesday, and England fans also congregate in the northern French city ahead of their match against Wales in nearby Lens on Thursday. Both teams have been threatened with expulsion from the competition if the violence seen in Marseille last week is repeated. .

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:44:03 -0400
Russians arrested, alcohol banned as France tries to quell Euro fan violence

By Benoit Tessier LILLE, France (Reuters) - A small group of Russian and English fans briefly scuffled in the northern city of Lille where thousands of supporters arrived in the area for the Euro 2016 soccer tournament. Lille is seen as the next potential Euro 2016 trouble spot as Russia play Slovakia there on Wednesday, and England fans also congregate in the northern French city ahead of their match against Wales in nearby Lens on Thursday. UEFA fined the Russian Football Federation and gave it a "suspended disqualification" for attacks inside the stadium on Saturda

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:36:22 -0400
Soccer-Rare Szalai goal helps Hungary beat 10-man Austria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Tuesday sanctions on the Russian Football Union imposed by UEFA were excessive, R-Sport news agency reported. "The punishment is excessive, but we cannot influence it. The fine is enormous as the Russian Football Union is a non-commercial organization. There is no sense in appealing," R-Sport quoted Mutko as saying. (Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Jack Stubb

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:28:41 -0400
The Latest: Ronaldo to equal Figo - Portugal caps record

Gabor Kiraly set an age record at the European Championship, and helped Hungary beat Austria 2-0 on Tuesday. The Hungary goalkeeper became the first 40-year-old player to participate in the continental championship, surpassing the record set by Germany great Lothar Matthaus by almost a year. Adam Szalai gave Hungary the lead at Stade de Bordeaux with his first goal in 12 appearance

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 13:33:48 -0400
Spain forwards under pressure after tough start at Euro 2016

Czech Republic coach Pavel Vrba may well have had the old saying ''age over beauty'' in mind when selecting his squad for the European Championship, with many of his key players well over 30. The team is certainly aging and it showed several times in its 1-0 loss to Spain in their opening match at the Stadium de Toulouse on Monday. The average age of the squad is 28.7, the third oldest team at Euro 2016 after Ireland and Russi

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 12:58:43 -0400
Soccer-Aston Villa confirm sale to Chinese magnate Xia

Belgium has some work to do to shore up a leaky defense if its ''golden generation'' is going to make it through the group stage at the European Championship. The team, one of the pre-tournament favorites, was undone Monday by a well-drilled Italy side that kept Belgium's array of attacking players at bay and countered effectively to claim its 2-0 victory. Particularly worrying for Belgium was that its back line was easily exposed by Italy which had come into Euro 2016 with little apparent attacking firepowe

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 11:39:41 -0400
Russia threatened with Euro 2016 disqualification over fan violence

Hitting the ground running at the European Championship, Switzerland can be first to advance to the knockout rounds on Wednesday. A second Swiss win, against Romania at Parc des Princes, and a six-point tally will guarantee beating everyone into the round of 16. Coach Vladimir Petkovic long ago set a target of advancing with a game to spare and ''write a great chapter'' in team history at the European tournamen

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 11:36:27 -0400
WRAPUP 1-Soccer-Russia threatened with Euro 2016 disqualification over fan violence

By Julien Pretot and Mathias Galante PARIS/NICE (Reuters) - Russia will be thrown out of the Euro 2016 soccer tournament if there is any repeat of the violence by Russian fans which marred the end of the match against England, UEFA said on Tuesday. UEFA imposed a suspended disqualification on the Russian Football Union (RFU) in response to the attacks by masked Russian supporters on England fans at the end of the 1-1 Group B draw at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille on Saturday. The governing body said the disqualification would take effect if the fans caused more trouble inside a stadium at any of Russia's remaining matche

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 11:23:15 -0400
Player comments raise tension ahead of Battle of Britain

By Mathias Galante and Eric Gaillard NICE/PARIS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Tuesday some football fans will be deported from France after violent clashes marred the start of the Euro 2016 soccer tournament, and local officials said a group of Russian fans was detained near Cannes. There are fears the violence could spread at a time when French security forces are already stretched, as highlighted on Monday when a suspected Islamist attacker stabbed a French police commander and his partner to death at their home. "People will be deported after they have been sentenced as there are people who cannot remain because they are not wanted on our national territory due to their behaviour," Valls told reporter

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 10:46:25 -0400
The Latest: British police searching for 48 England fans

By Julien Pretot and Mathias Galante PARIS/NICE (Reuters) - Russia will be thrown out of the Euro 2016 football tournament if there is any repeat of the violence by Russian fans which marred the end of the match against England, UEFA said on Tuesday. UEFA imposed a suspended disqualification on the Russian Football Union (RFU) in response to the attacks by masked Russian supporters on England fans at the end of the 1-1 Group B draw at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille on Saturday. The governing body said the disqualification would take effect if the fans caused more trouble inside a stadium at any of Russia's remaining matche

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