The Latest: Russia midfielder Dzagoev fit for Croatia game

The Latest: Russia midfielder Dzagoev fit for Croatia game

MOSCOW (AP) The Latest on the World Cup (all occasions native):

1:20 a.m.

Brazil proper again Danilo is out of the World Cup after injuring his ankle in coaching.

The Brazilian soccer federation says Danilo suffered a ligament harm in his left ankle throughout the crew’s coaching session in Kazan on Thursday, a day earlier than Brazil performs Belgium within the quarterfinals.

The federation stated assessments confirmed the participant won’t be able to get well in time to play once more throughout the match in Russia.

The Manchester City participant will stay with the squad.

12:20 a.m.

Fox’s lead broadcast crew of John Strong and Sty Holden will name Friday’s World Cup quarterfinal between Brazil and Belgium in Kazan, then announce Saturday’s match between Russia and Croatia in Sochi.

JP Dellacamera and Tony Meola would be the announcers for Friday’s quarterfinal between Uruguay and France in Nizhny Novgorod, and Derek Rae and Aly Wagner will name the England-Sweden matchup on Saturday in Samara.

11:50 p.m.

FIFA has fined Croatia’s soccer federation 70,000 Swiss francs ($70,500) for an ambush advertising and marketing incident by gamers throughout a World Cup game.

The sum is a seven-fold enhance on the nice FIFA imposed on Russia’s soccer physique for a fan’s neo-Nazi banner at a game.

FIFA says its disciplinary panel fined Croatia for ”the show of non-authorized beverage merchandise” by gamers throughout their spherical of 16 win in opposition to Denmark on Sunday. Croatia superior after a penalty shootout in Nizhny Novgorod.

Long-time FIFA accomplice Coca-Cola has unique rights to produce its manufacturers at World Cup stadiums and websites.

FIFA says it additionally warned Croatia’s federation and goalkeeper Danijel Subasic, who saved three penalties within the shootout. He then revealed a T-shirt honoring a former teammate who died in 2008 from accidents sustained in a game.

FIFA says Subasic violated tools guidelines ”because of the show of a private message.”

11 p.m.

Four-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is preserving July 15 free in his diary in case England reaches the World Cup closing.

”I’ve booked that day without work … as a result of I need to be in Russia for that day, supporting them,” Hamilton stated Thursday at Silverstone.

Hamilton is bidding to win the British Grand Prix on Sunday for what could be an outright report sixth time at his residence race.

He might have an issue on Saturday, although, when England performs Sweden within the quarterfinals. Hamilton may miss a part of that game if he performs properly in qualifying.

”What’s the penalty for lacking the press convention on Saturday?” Hamilton joked. ”I need to watch the game.”

10:20 p.m.

Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku gained’t be heard complaining that his crew’s reward for successful its World Cup group is ending up in what seems to be the far tougher facet of the draw – and assembly five-time champion Brazil within the quarterfinals.

Friday night’s game in Kazan brings collectively the 2 highest-ranked groups left within the match following Germany’s early exit. Brazil is ranked second and Belgium third. Whoever wins performs both France or Uruguay.

At a information convention Thursday, Lukaku stated Belgium’s disappointing expertise on the 2016 European Championship confirmed nothing needs to be taken for granted in soccer and that Brazil will present a ”benchmark” for his crew.

”If you need to obtain one thing, it’s important to combat for it each time,” stated Lukaku, who has impressed on the World Cup with 4 objectives and is second within the Golden Boot race, behind England’s Harry Kane with six.

7:44 p.m.

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez is just not saying whether or not striker Edinson Cavani has recovered from a left calf harm to play in opposition to France within the World Cup quarterfinals on Friday.

Tabarez says on the eve of the game that he doesn’t need to reveal ”that data” as a result of he believes it can give France a bonus to know if the Paris Saint-Germain striker will play.

”I can not provide you with all my data,” Tabarez stated Thursday. ”We don’t get all the knowledge from the French crew.”

The veteran coach provides ”in lower than 24 hours, you’ll know who will play and who shall be on the bench.”

Cavani has scored three of Uruguay’s seven objectives on the World Cup, together with each in a 2-1 win over Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal within the spherical of 16. He was injured close to the tip of that game final Saturday. The 31-year-old did practice along with his teammates in Nizhny Novgorod earlier Thursday, though he labored out alone for a part of the session that was open to journalists.

7:23 p.m.

Just two of the six gamers who’ve entered a World Cup knockout match as their groups’ fourth substitutes have been despatched to the penalty spot within the shootouts that adopted.

That’s shocking many followers and spectators who assumed coaches would reap the benefits of the brand new rule permitting a fourth substitute in additional time by inserting their penalty kick specialists.

England’s Marcus Rashford got here on within the 113th minute of the knockout game in opposition to Colombia and despatched the ball to goalkeeper David Ospina’s proper as England gained its first World Cup shootout.

Croatia’s Milan Badelj had his low shot was stopped by Denmark `keeper Kasper Schmeichel’s legs, although Croatia nonetheless superior to the quarterfinals.

6 p.m.

Diego Maradona has apologized to FIFA after soccer’s governing physique rebuked his feedback criticizing American referee Mark Geiger*s work in England*s win over Colombia within the World Cup spherical of 16.

The Argentina nice who’s a FIFA ambassador informed Venezuelan broadcaster Telesur that the result of that game was a ”monumental theft.”

Maradona posted Thursday on Facebook that he stated some issues that had been unacceptable as a result of he was ”pushed by the feelings whereas rooting for Colombia.” He stated he generally disagrees with referees’ selections however has ”the outmost respect for their job, which isn’t simple.”

FIFA had tolerated earlier incidents by Maradona at video games in Russia. He apologized for making an offensive gesture towards a South Korean fan at Argentina’s opening 1-1 draw with Iceland in Moscow and likewise broke World Cup stadium guidelines by smoking a cigar.

Maradona additionally was filmed on FIFA’s official tv broadcast aggressively elevating his center fingers after Argentina scored a late successful purpose in opposition to Nigeria in St. Petersburg.

5:30 p.m.

England defender John Stones has described Colombia because the ”dirtiest crew I’ve ever come up in opposition to” after the groups mixed to get eight yellow playing cards of their encounter within the World Cup spherical of 16.

England gained the penalty shootout following a contentious 1-1 attract Moscow on Tuesday during which six Colombian gamers and two English gamers obtained yellow playing cards, tying for probably the most issued in any game within the match.

Speaking at England’s coaching base exterior St. Petersburg, Stones stated Thursday that incidents occurred ”that we’ve by no means skilled earlier than” and that there have been ”all of the kind of issues that you simply don’t actually hear in a soccer match.”

The heart again added that England ”caught to our game plan, by no means acquired into the brawl they wished. At the tip of the day, they’re on the airplane again residence.”

England performs Sweden within the quarterfinals Saturday.

5:10 p.m.

Mexican followers who arrived for the World Cup in Russia with a sombrero of their arms or on their heads – a lot of them bringing than one – are bartering the favored hats at a market in Moscow.

After Mexico was eradicated this week by Brazil, followers went to the Izmailovo market in Moscow trying to swap their sombreros. The hottest mariachi hat within the World Cup is black with the purple, white and inexperienced colours of the Mexican flag embroidered on the perimeters and ”Mexico” written on high.

Thousands of followers arrived in Russia having stowed sombreros within the overhead compartments on their flights. With a median diameter of two ft (six-tenths of a meter), carrying them 10,000 miles (16,000 kilometers) again once more is cumbersome.

”It’s an issue getting round with it in trains and airports,” stated Mario Alba, a 34 year-old fan from Mexico City. He stated ”It’s higher to come back right here and take much less stuff again residence.”

four:55 p.m.

Russia midfielder Alan Dzagoev says he’s fit to play in opposition to Croatia within the World Cup quarterfinals Saturday after recovering from harm.

Dzagoev damage his hamstring throughout Russia’s opening 5-Zero win over Saudi Arabia and says he’s additionally struggled with an outdated again drawback.

Dzagoev says ”I had an issue with my again once more, however now I’m coaching in the primary group and I’m prepared for the match.”

His harm opened up an opportunity for Villarreal winger Denis Cheryshev to shine within the Russia squad. Since changing Dzagoev within the Saudi game, Cheryshev has scored three objectives and likewise hit the successful penalty within the last-16 win over Spain.

1:35 p.m.

Residents of the World Cup host metropolis of Samara are being urged to take showers in pairs as a result of the inflow of followers is placing pressure on water provides.

The Samara Communal Systems utility firm says the mix of a heatwave and ”hundreds of visitors” have meant its offering 10 % extra chilly water than regular. That’s inflicting water strain to drop in some neighborhoods, the corporate provides.

The firm advises locals to ”save water – take showers in pairs,” including a smiley face to the message.

Samara is because of host England’s quarterfinal game in opposition to Sweden on Saturday.