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The Latest: Lineups for the between France and Ireland

  • Republic of Ireland players in action during a training session at the Grand Stade in Decines-­Charpieu, near Lyon, France, Saturday, June 25, 2016. Republic of Ireland will face France on a Euro 2016 round of 16 soccer match in Decines-Charpieu on Sunday, June 26. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

    Republic of Ireland players in action during a training session at the Grand Stade in Decines-¬≠Charpieu, near Lyon, France, Saturday, June 25, 2016. Republic of Ireland will face France on a Euro 2016 round of 16 soccer match in Decines-Charpieu on Sunday, June 26. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)  (The Associated Press)

  • France's Dimitri Payet , center, France's Olivier Giroud, left, France's Anthony Martial practice during a training session at the Grand Stade in Decines-­Charpieu, near Lyon, France, Saturday, June 25, 2016. France will face Republic of Ireland on a Euro 2016 round of 16 soccer match in Lyon on Sunday, June 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

    France's Dimitri Payet , center, France's Olivier Giroud, left, France's Anthony Martial practice during a training session at the Grand Stade in Decines-¬≠Charpieu, near Lyon, France, Saturday, June 25, 2016. France will face Republic of Ireland on a Euro 2016 round of 16 soccer match in Lyon on Sunday, June 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)  (The Associated Press)

  • Switzerland's Breel Embolo falls in front of Poland's Grzegorz Krychowiak during the Euro 2016 round of 16 soccer match between Switzerland and Poland, at the Geoffroy Guichard stadium in Saint-Etienne, France, Saturday, June 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Switzerland's Breel Embolo falls in front of Poland's Grzegorz Krychowiak during the Euro 2016 round of 16 soccer match between Switzerland and Poland, at the Geoffroy Guichard stadium in Saint-Etienne, France, Saturday, June 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)  (The Associated Press)

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

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2:10 p.m.

Here are the lineups for the match between France and Ireland at Stade de Lyon:

France: Hugo Lloris, Bacary Sagna, Adil Rami, Laurent Koscielny, Patrice Evra, Paul Pogba, N'Golo Kante, Blaise Matuidi, Antoine Griezmann, Dimitri Payet, Olivier Giroud.

Ireland: Darren Randolph, Seamus Coleman, Richard Keogh, Shane Duffy, Stephen Ward, Robbie Brady, James McCarthy, Jeff Hendrick, James McClean, Shane Long, Darly Murphy.

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11:45 p.m.

Spain is pledging to stick to its acclaimed passing game to try to break through Italy's equally famous defense in the round of 16 of the European Championship on Monday.

Facing one of the best defenses at Euro 2016, Spain is vowing to stay patient and keep the ball for as long as needed to create scoring chances against its old rival in Monday's match at Stade de France.

Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara says "it's difficult to score and it's difficult to create opportunities against them."

With Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta in command, Spain finished the group stage as the most accurate passing team at Euro 2016, completing 93 percent of its passes. It also had the most passing attempts among all 24 teams that started the tournament, with 2,023. That was nearly double what Italy had in its first three games.