The Latest: Russia player out of Euro 2020 with virus

Russia winger Andrey Mostovoy has become the first player to be cut from a team at this year’s European Championship because of the coronavirus

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship:

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The announcement comes a day before Russia plays Belgium in St. Petersburg in its opening Euro 2020 match.

Mostovoy made his debut for Russia last year and played eight of the team’s last 11 games. He has played mostly as a substitute. Evgeniev’s only appearance for his country was in a 5-0 loss to Serbia last year.

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The biggest soccer tournament of the coronavirus-era is about to get started.

Euro 2020 was supposed to start last year on June 12. The tournament was postponed for almost exactly one year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The final is now set for July 11 at Wembley Stadium in London.

Much of the schedule for the postponed tournament remains the same as last year but some changes in venues have been made. The 51 matches will be played in 11 cities around the continent. Rome and London will be joined by Amsterdam, Baku, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Munich, Seville and St. Petersburg.

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