Portugal’s Pepe a doubt for Wales semi-final
Centre-half trains alone on Tuesday with Ricardo Carvalho primed to replace him
Portugal’s Pepe trained alone on Tuesday ahead of his side’s Euro 2016 semi-final against Wales. Photograph: Reuters
The Real Madrid defender remains a doubt because of the thigh injury that meant he missed training on Monday. Portugal’s staff continue to monitor his condition.
Should he not be passed fit for Wednesday’s fixture at the Stade de Lyon, 38-year-old Ricardo Carvalho is expected to replace him.
Pepe, 33, remains a key figure in coach Fernando Santos’ team and plays alongside Wales’ Gareth Bale at club level.