The Latest: Dembele ruled out of Euro 2020 with injury

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship:


France forward Ousmane Dembele has been ruled out of the European Championship because of a knee injury sustained during the team’s 1-1 draw with Hungary on Saturday.

The French soccer federation says Dembele had X-rays at a hospital in Budapest on Sunday and the recovery time “is incompatible with keeping him in the squad.”

Teams cannot replace injured players during the tournament so France will have only 25 for the rest of Euro 2020.

Dembele came on as a second-half substitute and was later replaced.


Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour has tested positive for the coronavirus and will have to isolate for 10 days.

Gilmour will miss his team’s final Group D match against Croatia on Tuesday and a potential round of 16 match.

Gilmour played on Friday in a 0-0 draw against England at Wembley Stadium.


Denmark has one more chance to qualify for the round of 16 at the European Championship.

The Danes have lost both of their matches so far at Euro 2020 and have played most of the time without Christian Eriksen after he collapsed on the field against Finland in the opener. He suffered cardiac arrest late in the first half of that game and had to be resuscitated with a defibrillator.

But Denmark can still get enough points to advance from Group B if the team beats Russia in Copenhagen and Belgium tops Finland in St. Petersburg.

Ukraine and Austria will face each other in Bucharest knowing a draw is likely to be enough for both to advance. The Netherlands has already won Group B and North Macedonia has already been eliminated.

The Dutch will take on North Macedonia at the same time in Amsterdam.


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