The Latest: Patrice Evra makes light of minor hand injury

7:48 a.m. EDT June 30, 2016

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

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…

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