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The Latest: Brotherly duel is on at Euro 2016

  • An Albania team supporter adjust her hat as she waits for the start of the Euro 2016 Group A soccer match between Albania and Switzerland, at the Bollaert stadium in Lens, France, Saturday, June 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    An Albania team supporter adjust her hat as she waits for the start of the Euro 2016 Group A soccer match between Albania and Switzerland, at the Bollaert stadium in Lens, France, Saturday, June 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)  (The Associated Press)

  • Albania supporters cheer on the stands before  the Euro 2016 Group A soccer match between Albania and Switzerland, at the Bollaert stadium in Lens, France, Saturday, June 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

    Albania supporters cheer on the stands before the Euro 2016 Group A soccer match between Albania and Switzerland, at the Bollaert stadium in Lens, France, Saturday, June 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)  (The Associated Press)

  • Local youths run after being chased by England supporters in downtown Marseille, France, Friday, June 10, 2016 after they clashed ahead of Saturday's European Championship match between England and Russia at the Stade Velodrome.(AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

    Local youths run after being chased by England supporters in downtown Marseille, France, Friday, June 10, 2016 after they clashed ahead of Saturday's European Championship match between England and Russia at the Stade Velodrome.(AP Photo/Darko Bandic)  (The Associated Press)

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

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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."