MOSCOW (AP) The latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all local times):
France coach Didier Deschamps has returned to his most efficient side and has made six changes against Argentina The match for the first knockout round in the Kazan Arena
Deschamps selected the same players who defeated Peru 1-0 in a second group match with 4-3-3 or 4-3-2-1 1-0. Olivier Giroud is off of a three-man line of Blaise Matuidi, Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe supported.
France will try to stop Lionel Messi with Samuel Umtiti, Raphael Varane and Lucas Hernandez, who know the Argentine playmaker very well Spanish league. Benjamin Pavard completes France's back four.
Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has made a change ̵
Armani are in Argentina for the second time, while striker Sergio Agüero of Manchester City remains on the bench. France has not lost to the South American side since losing to Argentina 2-1 in a group match at the 1978 World Cup.
France: Hugo Lloris, Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud, Kylian Mbappe, N & Golo Kante, Blaise Matuidi, Lucas Hernandez.
Argentina: Franco Armani, Gabriel Mercado, Nicolas Tagliafico, Ever Banega, Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria, Javier Mascherano
Former Uruguayan team captain The semi-finals of the World Cup are back, and the tournament is considered just another fan in Russia
Diego Lugano says before the match against Celeste on Saturday against Portugal that Uruguay is already a star of the tournament. The team has not given up any goal and won all three group games.
The former center-back was relaxed, playing football and taking selfies on a beach in Samara.
And he does not dampen the fans "Expectations: Lugano said that the Uruguay team is strong enough to win everything.
Spain says some members of the World Cup Kaders were tested for doping at the team's Moscow hotel.  The tests were conducted one day before the team's knockout round match against hosts Russia in the capital
The Spanish Football Association says players have been asked by FIFA officials
FIFA routinely films players after matches, but also conducts non-competitive testing at team hotels and training camps.
Costa Rica complained four years in Brazil with several of his players were called to doping tests after a game and said that they were unfairly suspicious of Costa Rican gamblers.
Fox will be recalling 31 of 64 World Cup games from the stadiums and the rest from his studios in Los Angeles.
The network announced its schedule for the Round of 16, with the main team of John Strong and Stuart Holden broadcasting Uruguay-Poland, Brazil-Mexico and Sweden-Switzerland. 19659002] JP Dellacamera and Tony Meola will play in France-Argentina and Belgium-Spain.
Three games will come from Los Angeles. Derek Rae and Aly Wagner have transferred Spain-Russia and Columbia-England, and Mark Followill and Warren Barton have transferred Croatia-Denmark
All quarter-final matches will be called from on-site.
The Strong-Holden and Dellacamera-Meola teams each played nine games during the group stage. Rae-Wagner had 10, Followill-Barton nine, Glenn Davis-Cobi Jones seven and Jorge Perez-Navarro and Mariano Trujillo four.
Telemundo Deportes, part of NBC Universal Inc. of Comcast Corp., will host at least 36 matches from stadiums. It had commentators on site for 23 group games and called the rest of the International Broadcast Center outside of Moscow. It planned broadcasters in five rounds of 16 games and the rest of the IBC. The teams will be in stadiums from the quarter-finals.
Russia's winger Denis Cheryshev says he feels calm as he prepares for the country of his birth against the land he grew up in.
Cheryshev was born in Russia Born, but spent most of his life in Spain after his father Dmitry, also a professional footballer, had played and trained in a number of Spanish clubs.
Russian spoken with a slight Spanish accent, says Cheryshev "We are very relaxed and ready to do a good job."
He sees Russia as the clear outsider for Sunday's game in Moscow, adding that Spain "is close to being the best, but each team can harm another." 19659002] Russia and Spain drew 3-3 in a friendly in November, but coach Stanislav Cherchesov says Spain's tactics have changed since then, with Spain dismissing coach Julen Lopetegui and appointing Fernando Hierro on the eve of the World Cup]] –
3 pm [1 9659002] Switzerland striker Breel Embolo is back in Russia after coming home for the birth of his first child.
The Swiss Football Association says that Embolo spent "the most beautiful 24 hours of his life" to get home in time to see his daughter
Embolo says "the timing was perfect" with his partner Naomi to be together.
The 21-year-old attacker played on Wednesday night in Nizhny Novgorod, where Switzerland drew 2-2, 90 minutes with Costa Rica
Switzerland will play next on Tuesday against Sweden in the second round.
England midfielder Fabian Delph has also returned home between the group stage and the knockout stages to attend a birth. England plays against Moscow in Moscow on Monday
Mexican players insist that they are relaxed before meeting Brazil in the knockout stages of the World Cup – now they seem to be
before In the home game against the Brazilians in Samara on Monday, some members of the Mexican national team and even coach Juan Carlos Osorio took a break in Red Square to see the city.
Captain Andres Guardado with his wife and son Maximo, defenders Jesus Gallardo and Edson Alvarez, midfielder Javier Aquino, striker Raul Jimenez and Osorio spent several hours on Friday in downtown Moscow.
Mexico is the seventh chance to qualify for the quarter-finals since defeating the 1970 and 1986 World Cups.
John Stones is back in training with England, two days, after defeating Belgium at the halfway point of the 1-0 loss to the World Cup for one calf per
The central defender was among the 21 players who trained in England's training camp outside St. Petersburg in the light rain on Saturday.
Stones was portrayed on the England bench with heavy belt and ice around his left calf during the second half of the game against Belgium on Thursday.
The only ones missing from training were Fabian Delph, who was back in England to be with his wife before the birth of her third child, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who had a conditioning session at the Team Hotel.
England plays in the last 16 in Colombia on Tuesday.