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Portugal defender Pepe misses training as a precaution

Football Soccer - Poland v Portugal - EURO 2016 - Quarter Final - Stade Velodrome, Marseille, France - 30/6/16 Portugal's Pepe celebrates with his children after winning the penalty shootout REUTERS/Michael Dalder Livepic
Football Soccer - Poland v Portugal - EURO 2016 - Quarter Final - Stade Velodrome, Marseille, France - 30/6/16Portugal's Pepe celebrates with his children after winning the penalty shootoutREUTERS/Michael DalderLivepic

Marcoussis, 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 semi-final against Wales would be a significant blow.

(Reporting by Brian Homewood, editing by Ed Osmond)

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