The Latest: Ronaldo takes selfie with fan after match

June 18, 2016 GMT
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after failing to score a penalty kick during the Euro 2016 Group F soccer match between Portugal and Austria at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, June 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after failing to score a penalty kick during the Euro 2016 Group F soccer match between Portugal and Austria at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, June 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

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


10:55 p.m.

A fan ran on to the field after the Portugal match ended to take a selfie with Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo gestured to a security official to stay back and make sure the fan got the picture.

The man ran across half the field from behind one goal and caught up with Ronaldo near the halfway line. The security officer and another official waited for the photo to be taken and then led the fan away.

Ronaldo missed a 79th-minute penalty and had a headed goal disallowed minutes later in his team’s 0-0 draw with Austria at the European Championship.


10:49 p.m.

Cristiano Ronaldo missed a late penalty Saturday as his team was held to a 0-0 draw by Austria, keeping Portugal winless after two matches at the European Championship.

After being hauled down by Martin Hinteregger, Ronaldo sent Austria goalkeeper Robert Almer the wrong way but his 79th-minute penalty kick hit the post.

The miss summed up a frustrating night in front of goal for the Portugal captain at the Parc des Princes.

Although he did find the net with a header in the 85th, it was ruled out for offside.

Ronaldo was making his record 128th appearance for Portugal’s national team.

Portugal has only two points in Group F, while Austria collected its first point.


10:36 p.m.

Cristiano Ronaldo shot the ball low against the left-hand post as Austria goalkeeper Robert Almer guessed wrong and dived to his left.

The penalty was awarded after defender Martin Hinteregger wrestled Ronaldo to the ground to stop him from reaching a cross.

It’s the first missed penalty at this year’s European Championship.

Last month, Ronaldo scored the final penalty for Real Madrid against Atletico Madrid to win the Champions League final in a shootout.


10:34 p.m.

Cristiano Ronaldo has missed a penalty kick in the 79th minute. Portugal and Austria are tied 0-0.


10:05 p.m.

The 20 Russian soccer fans who were deported from France on Saturday will not be able to return for Monday’s match against Wales.

Previously, a Russian fan leader who was among the 20 deported for involvement in hooliganism had said that their visas remained valid and they could return for the game.

A French regional administration official, who asked not to be named because they were not authorized to comment, tells The Associated Press that the Russians’ European Union visas had not been canceled, but that they were banned from France.

— By James Ellingworth in Marseille


9:45 p.m.

Cristiano Ronaldo endured a frustrating first half in front of goal in his record 128th Portugal appearance as Austria held on to stay tied 0-0 at halftime.

Ronaldo squandered his best chance in the 28th minute when he side-footed a shot wide. The Portugal captain shot straight at Austria goalkeeper Robert Almer 10 minutes later.

Nani later hit the post from a free header and Joao Moutinho sent the follow-up shot over the target at the Parc des Princes.

Almer had a busy first half in the Austria goal, blocking a shot from Nani with his feet and then tipping Vieirinha’s effort wide in quick succession in the 13th.

Austria wasted a chance to take a third-minute lead when Martin Harnik evaded his marker but missed the target with a free header.

Austria lost its opening Group F game to Hungary while Portugal was held to a 1-1 draw by Iceland.


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.


8:05 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.


6:43 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.


6:30 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.


3:25 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.


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.