Portugal star Pepe misses training as a precaution

Reuters , Monday 4 Jul 2016

Portugal's Pepe before the penalty shootout in the Euro 2016 quarterfinal soccer match between Poland and Portugal, at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, France, Thursday, June 30, 2016 (Reuters)

Portugal defender Pepe missed a training session on Monday as a precaution after suffering a problem with his thigh, a team spokesman told reporters.

"Pepe has a muscle pain in his thigh and is not going to train today as a precaution," the spokesman said.

The 33-year-old Brazilian-born defender has had an excellent tournament and his absence from Wednesday's Euro 2016 semifinal against Wales would be a significant blow.

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