The Latest: Wales beats Slovakia 2-1 at Euro 2016

PARIS (AP) The Latest from soccer's European Championship (all times local):

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8:00 p.m.

English and Russian briefly fans clashed with each other and police near the Stade Velodrome in Marseille.

Police fired more tear gas and used a water cannon to disperse hundreds of fans within sight of the stadium about an hour before England was to face Russia at the European Championship.

The English fans soon retreated toward the stadium.

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7:53 p.m.

Hal Robson-Kanu scored the winning goal in the 81st minute as Wales beat Slovakia 2-1 at the European Championship.

The defender's scuffed shot from 12 meters came 10 minutes after he had come on as substitute.

Gareth Bale had given Wales the lead in the 10th minute when he curled in a free kick. Ondrej Duda equalized for Slovakia in the 61st, a minute after he came on as a substitute.

Wales' victory came in its first match at a major championship since the 1958 World Cup.

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7:50 p.m.

Police have fired more tear gas at fans about an hour before England was to play Russia at the European Championship.

Police were closely monitoring a group of about 200 people heading from the Old Port area to the stadium in Marseille when they fired several canisters of tear gas.

It was unclear where the fans were from.

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7:45 p.m.

Disorder has started outside the Stade Velodrome in Marseille, where England is to play Russia at the European Championship.

After fighting at the Old Port in Marseille, England fans on a road to the stadium were hanging off trees, swinging plastic chairs and throwing plastic cups.

Two fans stopped a passing convertible car and climbed into the back seats. Police were not intervening.

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7:42 p.m.

Substitute Hal Robson-Kanu put Wales back in front against Slovakia, scoring in the 81st minute to make it 2-1.

Aaron Ramsey stumbled as he raced toward the goal and the ball fell kindly to Robson-Kanu, who wrong-footed the goalkeeper and scored into the bottom left corner.

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7:38 p.m.

GOAL: Hal Robson-Kanu scores for Wales in the 81st minute. Wales leads Slovakia 2-1.

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7:30 p.m.

UEFA says it ''firmly condemns the incidents in Marseille,'' where soccer fans have been fighting and clashing with police ahead of Saturday's game between England and Russia at the European Championship.

European soccer's governing body adds that ''people engaging in such violent acts have no place in football.''

Saturday was the third day in a row that French police used tear gas on fans in Marseille.

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7:20 p.m.

Ondrej Duda, who had only come off the Slovakia bench a minute earlier, scored from Robert Mak's low cross in the 61st minute.

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7:18 p.m.

GOAL: Ondrej Duda scores an equalizer for Slovakia in the 61st minute. The Slovaks are even with Wales at 1-1.

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6:50 p.m.

Gareth Bale scored from a free kick to give Wales a 1-0 halftime lead over Slovakia at the European Championship.

Following a foul on midfielder Jonathan Williams, Bale curled his shot past Slovakia goalkeeper Matus Kozacik in the 10th minute of the Group B match.

Wales is playing in its first match at a major tournament since the 1958 World Cup.

Slovakia had much of the early possession and almost took the lead in the third minute when Marek Hamsik's low effort was cleared off the line by Ben Davies.

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6:45 p.m.

Police have used a water cannon to disperse soccer fans at the Old Port in Marseille.

Fans have been fighting in the area on Saturday, hours before England is to face Russia at the European Championship.

Although things seemed to calm down after earlier rioting, police used the water cannon on some fans about two hours before kickoff.

After turning off the water, a line of police marched toward the fans with the water cannon.

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6:40 p.m.

Regional police chief Laurent Nunez had told French media that five people have been wounded and six people arrested during fighting in Marseille.

Two television stations have reported that one of those wounded had suffered a heart attack during one of the melees, although they gave no further details.

Calls to the local prefecture were unanswered.

Nunez says supporters were now headed toward the stadium ''in perfect calm.''

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6:15 p.m.

Gareth Bale has curled in a free kick to give Wales an early 1-0 lead over Slovakia at the European Championship.

The Wales forward, who won the Champions League with Real Madrid two weeks ago, is playing at a major championship for the first time.

Bale scored in the 10th minute of the match in Bordeaux.

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6:10 p.m.

GOAL: Gareth Bale scores for Wales from a free kick in the 10th minute. Wales leads Slovakia 1-0.

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5:20 p.m.

Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey has been ruled out of the European Championship match against Slovakia with a back injury.

Hennessey, who conceded only four goals in qualifying, has been replaced by Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward. The 22-year-old Ward has made two appearances for Wales, both as a halftime substitute during friendlies.

As expected, Wales midfielder Joe Ledley is on the bench. Ledley broke his leg about a month ago while playing for Crystal Palace.

While Gareth Bale will be the main man for Wales, the key player for Slovakia will be Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik.

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5:15 p.m.

Here are the lineups for Saturday's match between Wales and Slovakia in Bordeaux:

Wales: Danny Ward, Ben Davies, Ashley Williams, James Chester, Aaron Ramsey, Dave Edwards, Joe Allen, Neil Taylor, Chris Gunter, Jonathan Williams, Gareth Bale.

Slovakia: Matus Kozacik, Peter Pekarik, Martin Skrtel, Jan Durica, Dusan Svento, Juraj Kucka, Patrik Hrosovsky, Marek Hamsik, Robert Mak, Vladimir Weiss, Michal Duris.

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5:05 p.m.

Croatia captain Darijo Srna says this team at the European Championship is among the best in the nation's history.

Playing at his fourth European tournament, after two World Cups, the 34-year-old Srna likes what he sees in a team that includes Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric and Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic.

Ahead of Sunday's opening match against Turkey in Paris, Srna says ''there is a big euphoria in our country.''

Croatia has never advanced beyond the quarterfinals, but it reached the semifinals in France at its first World Cup in 1998.

Srna says ''probably we are favorites'' to finish at least second in a group that includes two-time defending champion Spain and the Czech Republic.

Still, Srna says having high quality individuals ''doesn't matter if you're not focused on the match'' as a team.

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5 p.m.

Northern Ireland coach Michael O'Neill says the pressure on his players in their European Championship opener against Poland will be nothing compared to the stress of their qualifying win over Greece.

The 3-1 victory last October against Greece secured Northern Ireland's place at Euro 2016, which O'Neill's team starts on Sunday in Group C in Nice.

Looking back to the victory over the Euro 2004 champions, O'Neill says ''there was more tension in that game arguably than there will be in the game tomorrow night, because there was so much at stake.''

He adds that ''the players proved they were able to handle that situation'' and that ''we need to embrace the whole situation, not fear it'' on Sunday.

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4: p.m.

Fabian Schaer scored an early goal to give Switzerland a 1-0 win over Albania in the second Group A match of the European Championship.

Schaer jumped to meet a corner by Xherdan Shaqiri and headed home in the fifth minute. Albania goalkeeper Etrit Berisha had left his goal to intercept the ball but was too late.

The Swiss dominated the early exchanges and regained the initiative after Albania lost captain Lorik Cana in the 37th minute. The defender was sent off after picking up a second yellow card at Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens.

Switzerland missed a handful of opportunities as Berisha denied striker Haris Seferovic on four occasions, while Blerim Dzemaili hit the post from a free kick.

Euro 2016 host France opened Group A by defeating Romania 2-1 on Friday.

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4:35 p.m.

Riot police have thrown tear gas canisters at soccer fans at Marseille's Old Port in a third straight day of violence in the city ahead of England's match against Russia at the European Championship.

The clashes Saturday afternoon were outside a bar where French police fired tear gas at drunken England fans on Friday night.

Tear gas was drifting across a near deserted street that minutes earlier had been packed with chanting fans.

It was not immediately clear what triggered the latest police action.

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3:48 p.m.

Fabian Schaer scored an early goal to give Switzerland a 1-0 lead at halftime over Albania in the second Group A match of the European Championship.

Schaer jumped to meet a corner by Xherdan Shaqiri and headed home in the fifth minute. Albania goalkeeper Etrit Berisha had left his goal to intercept the ball but was too late.

It was Schaer's sixth goal in 21 matches for Switzerland.

Albania lost captain Lorik Cana in the 37th minute when the defender was sent off after picking up a second yellow card at Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens. Cana handled the ball, 14 minutes after being punished by referee Carlos Velasco Carballo for a late tackle on Blerim Dzemaili.

Switzerland dominated the opening exchanges with early pressing and made Albania pay for its shaky start in their maiden match at a major tournament.

Euro 2016 host France opened Group A by defeating Romania 2-1 on Friday.

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3:37 p.m.

RED CARD: Albania defender Lorik Cana gets sent off for a second yellow card in the 37th minute.

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3:10 p.m.

Fabian Schaer jumped highest to meet a corner by Xherdan Shaqiri and headed home to give Switzerland a 1-0 lead over Albania at the European Championship.

Albania goalkeeper Etrit Berisha had left his goal to intercept the ball, but was beaten to the cross by the Switzerland defender.

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3:06 p.m.

GOAL: Fabian Schaer scores for Switzerland in the fifth minute. The Swiss lead Albania 1-0.

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2:35 p.m.

The brotherly duel between Albania's Taulant Xhaka and Switzerland's Granit Xhaka is on.

Both midfielders will start in the second match of the European Championship at Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens.

Taulant Xhaka recovered in time from a leg injury to feature in Albania's first ever appearance at a major tournament. It's the first time in the history of the competition that siblings are playing each other in a match.

One of the top scoring teams in qualifying, Switzerland will rely on strikers Xherdan Shakiri and Haris Seferovic to crack the Albanian defense.

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2:30 p.m.

Here are the lineups for Saturday's match between Albania and Switzerland in Lens:

Albania: Etrit Berisha, Mergim Mavraj, Lorik Cana, Elseid Hysaj, Ansi Agolli, Odise Roshi, Burim Kukeli, Ermir Lenjani, Taulant Xhaka, Amir Abrashi, Armando Sadiku.

Switzerland: Yann Sommer, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Fabian Schaer, Johan Djourou, Ricardo Rodriguez, Valon Behrami, Blerim Dzemaili, Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri, Haris Seferovic, Admir Mehmedi.

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1 p.m.

Marseille's historic Old Port was busy but calm on Saturday morning, a day after police repeatedly fired tear gas at rowdy, drunken soccer fans.

Remnants of broken beer bottles remained on the cobbled streets of the port and terraces were packed with fans ahead of Saturday night's European Championship match between England and Russia at the Stade Velodrome.

UEFA has repeated its appeal to fans to behave and says it is ''confident that the safety of travelling fans will be ensured by the local authorities which are responsible for order in the city.''

Jean Patrick Berbera was racing to install extra security shutters to his store in the Old Port area.

He says French police ''did their jobs, but, well, it sort of kicked off a civil war at the port last night.''

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12:00 a.m.

French President Francois Hollande has praised the country's transport and security services for their handling of the opening match.

Speaking before France's 2-1 win over Romania at Stade de France on Friday, Hollande said everything is being done to ''make a success'' of the European Championship.

He said spectators were able to get to the stadium with ''no difficulty at all'' and that everything ''went smoothly'' on the trains and the metro (subway) and for those driving.

''As for security, everybody has kept to the rules - and that's very important,'' he said. ''There are 20,000 Romanians here who have also been subjected to the same checks and they completely understood.''

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