SAMARA, Russia (AP) – The Latest on the World Cup (all times local):
The Peru squad is coming to terms with an injury scare for forward Jefferson Farfan on the practice field that has overshadowed the buildup to their last Word Cup group game against Australia.
Farfan dropped unconscious and stayed motionless following a hard collision with a teammate during a practice session on the weekend
He was rushed to a hospital with head trauma and later cleared of serious injury, but will remain under medical observation at least for another day.
The practice session had to be cut short while team staff treated Farfan, and coach Ricardo Gareca says “it was a scare.”
Gareca says “We have to recognize and be grateful for the immediate reaction from our medical staff and for the preparedness of Russia.”
Peru forward Pablo Guerrero says “It was a delicate situation during those moments. Thank God that he is fine.”
Farfan stayed in a Moscow hospital while the rest of the team traveled to Sochi for the game.
Peru, in its first World Cup appearance in 36 years, was eliminated after consecutive 1-0 losses in its first two games to Denmark and France.
A Russian court official says a Brazilian World Cup fan has been arrested in St. Petersburg as part of an extradition request from Brazil.
Daria Lebedeva, a spokeswoman for the St. Petersburg city court, said Monday that Rodrigo Vicenti Dinardi was placed under arrest for two months. Brazil is seeking Dinardi’s extradition on charges of armed robbery.
St. Petersburg city police declined to comment, but the Fontanka.ru news website said Dinardi was detained by Interpol on Friday after Brazil’s victory over Costa Rica.
Lebedeva says Dinardi maintains his innocence and believes there has been a mix-up.
With Russia set to play Uruguay in a heat wave, authorities in Samara say they’ll be distributing free drinking water at the stadium.
The local government is warning temperatures could hit 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) at the Samara Arena around the time of the game Monday.
Some fans must walk nearly a mile (1.6 kilometers) to the stadium after arriving on public transportation, and medical staff with water will be deployed along the route and by the stadium entrances.
Both Russia and Uruguay have qualified for the knockout stages before the game, which will determine who finishes first in Group A.
If there’s a draw, host nation Russia would claim top spot due to a superior goal difference.
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