Euro 2016

In Brief: Toe the line, refs' chief warns custodians

Toe the line, refs' chief warns custodians

PARIS • Goalkeepers who move forward off their line when a penalty is taken must be given yellow cards and spot kicks retaken even during a shoot-out, Uefa's chief refereeing officer, Pierluigi Collina, said on Friday.

He told reporters that the standard of officiating at Euro 2016 had been excellent but acknowledged that there had been at least one big mistake in the group stage during the Croatia v Spain match, when the Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic saved a penalty after advancing well off his line to stop the shot.


Lallana takes knock but should be fit to play

CHANTILLY • England midfielder Adam Lallana suffered an injury scare in training on Friday when he took a knock to his ankle, but is expected to be fit for England's round-of-16 match against Iceland tomorrow.

Roy Hodgson is planning to start Lallana in a new-look front three also featuring Harry Kane and Daniel Sturridge, as long as the Liverpool player reports no ill-effects from the injury before the game in Nice.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 26, 2016, with the headline 'In Brief'. Print Edition | Subscribe