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06/30 14:05 CDT The Latest: Lewandowski scores for Poland against Portugal The Latest: Lewandowski scores for Poland against Portugal By The Associated Press PARIS (AP) --- The Latest from soccer's European Championship (all times local): ___ 9:04 p.m. GOAL: Robert Lewandowski scores for Poland in the 2nd minute. Poland leads Portugal 1-0. ___ 8:10 p.m. Portugal's 18-year-old midfielder Renato Sanches is making his first start of the European Championship in the quarterfinal against Poland. Sanches, a Bayern Munich recruit who has made three appearances in France as a substitute, takes the place of Andre Gomes, who is injured. Eliseu is starting for injured left-back Raphael Guerreiro. Poland manager Adam Nawalka has stuck with the same starting 11 from its round-of-16 win over Switzerland in a penalty shootout. ___ 8:05 p.m. Here are the lineups for the quarterfinal between Poland and Portugal in Marseille: Poland: Lukasz Fabianski, Lukasz Piszczek, Kamil Glik, Michal Pazdan, Artur Jedrzejczyk, Jakub Blaszczykowski, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Krzysztof Maczynski, Kamil Grosicki, Arkadiusz Milik, Robert Lewandowski. Portugal: Rui Patricio, Cedric, Pepe, Jose Fonte, Eliseu, Joao Mario, Renato Sanches, William Carvalho, Adrien Silva, Nani, Cristiano Ronaldo. ___ 7:10 p.m. Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen has been ruled out of the rest of the tournament after twisting his ankle in training, a day before his team's quarterfinal game against Wales. Belgium coach Marc Wilmots says the Tottenham defender tore ligaments and will likely be out for six to eight weeks. "It's a sporting tragedy for him. Mentally and physically he was completely fit," Wilmots says. The absence of his most-capped player (83 games) increases Wilmots' defensive worries ahead of the Wales game. With regulars Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Lombaerts not at the tournament due to injury and Thomas Vermaelen sitting out a suspension, Wilmots will have to rely on a less-experienced replacement. Jordan Lukaku (four caps), Jason Denayer (seven) or Thomas Meunier (eight) could play. Wales coach Chris Coleman says Vertonghen's injury means "a big loss to Belgium" but added "they've got so much talent" in order to find suitable replacements. ___ 6:25 p.m. UEFA says all 1,818 doping test taken from European Championship players have so far tested negative. UEFA says 354 samples collected at matches added to the 1,464 that were taken out-of-competition since Jan. 1. Results from testing the blood, urine and serum samples will be used for individual players' biological passports to monitor possible effects of doping over time. UEFA says it plans long-term storage of samples taken from Euro 2016 and the Champions League and Europa League for possible re-testing "due to intelligence received or new analytical techniques becoming available." ___ 6:20 p.m. UEFA says there will be a moment of applause ahead of the European Championship quarterfinal between Poland and Portugal in honor of the victims of Tuesday's attacks at an airport in Istanbul. Suspected militants from the Islamic State group attacked the airport with guns and bombs. At least 44 people have died as a result. UEFA says Thursday's tribute is "in memory of the victims of Tuesday's terrorist attack in Istanbul and other attacks which have occurred during the tournament." There was a similar tribute in Marseille ahead of a group stage game between France and Albania in memory of two French police officers who were killed at their home. ___ 2:20 p.m. Germany coach Joachim Loew has a full squad to pick from for Saturday's quarterfinal against Italy in Bordeaux after left back Jonas Hector overcame a cold to take part in training. Oliver Bierhoff, part of Germany's winning Euro 1996 team and who is now part of Loew's backroom staff, said the "situation is very positive" and that "Jonas trained too." Germany is aiming to beat Italy at a major tournament for the first time. Bierhoff said Antonio Conte's side is "definitely the hardest opponent we could meet, not because we always had difficulties against them historically, but because this team is really well organized, concentrated, and has shown itself to be strong in the games so far." Italy has impressed with 2-0 wins over Belgium and two-time defending champions Spain. "It will be a tough battle," Bierhoff said at the side's tournament base in Evian-les-Bains. "There's huge respect for the Italian team, but no fear." ___ 1:45 p.m. France left back Patrice Evra has made light of the minor hand injury he sustained in training. The 35-year-old Evra hurt his left hand when he fell following a collision with midfielder Moussa Sissoko late in Wednesday's training session; with the team's medical staff quickly applying ice and bandaging it. Evra, who was not wearing the bandage when he attended a news conference on Thursday, was in a light-hearted mood when a reporter asked about his injury. "Thanks for asking about me, that's so nice; it touches my heart," Evra said, then added jokingly. "I've only twisted all four fingers, but other than that I'm fine." Evra is expected to start against Iceland in the quarterfinal at Stade de France on Sunday. ___ 11:10 a.m. Belgium captain Eden Hazard has returned to training ahead of the team's European Championship quarterfinal match against Wales. Hazard missed practice sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday because of a thigh problem. He trained early Thursday at the team's base in Bordeaux, before the Belgians' scheduled departure to the northern city of Lille where Friday's match against Wales is staged. The Chelsea winger is Belgium's most dangerous attacking player and starred in the 4-0 victory over Hungary in the round of 16.
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