The Latest: England makes change in Euro 2020 squad

A change has been made in England’s European Championship squad with injured backup goalkeeper Dean Henderson replaced by Aaron Ramsdale

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship:

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A change has been made in England’s European Championship squad with injured backup goalkeeper Dean Henderson replaced by Aaron Ramsdale.

UEFA’s regulations allow in-tournament replacements of goalkeepers in Euro 2020 squads on medical grounds and Henderson has a hip issue.

Ramsdale was in the provisional squad for the tournament before being cut.

Jordan Pickford is England’s starting goalkeeper and is due to be the first choice in the second Group D game against Scotland. He also played in Sunday’s 1-0 win over Croatia.

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Christian Eriksen has sent his first public message from the hospital thanking supporters for their “sweet and amazing” well-wishes after his collapse at the European Championship.

The midfielder says he is fine “under the circumstances.” He says he still has to go through more tests at the hospital “but I feel okay.”

The message was accompanied by a photo of Eriksen giving a thumbs up from the hospital bed.

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The federation says the outburst was directed at Ezgjan Alioski. Alioski is a North Macedonian of Albanian origin.

The federation says “we are always against nationalism, discrimination and all other forms of insults and outbursts that are not in the spirit of football.”

Arnautović scored the final goal in Austria’s 3-1 victory over North Macedonia at Euro 2020 on Sunday. He wrote in an Instagram post that he was sorry for what happened.

He acknowledged “some heated words in the emotions for which I would like to apologize.”

Arnautović then wrote in capital letters “I AM NOT A RACIST!”

The Albanian minority forms about a quarter of North Macedonia’s 2.1 million population.

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Portugal will be up first on Day 5 of Euro 2020 against Hungary in Budapest. Cristiano Ronaldo is one goal from breaking a tie with Michel Platini for most goals scored at the tournament.

World Cup champion France will then face Germany in the late match. The Germans won the previous World Cup title in 2014.

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