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Brazil's Willian ruled out of Copa America final

Brazil's Willian ruled out of Copa America final
Soccer Football - Copa America Brazil 2019 - Semi Final - Brazil v Argentina - Mineirao Stadium, Belo Horizonte, Brazil - July 2, 2019 Brazil's Willian down injured REUTERS/Washington Alves -
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By Richard Martin

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil winger Willian has been ruled out of Sunday’s Copa America final against Peru due to a muscle injury, his side said in a statement on Thursday.

Willian, who will remain with the team at their training base ahead of the final, scored Brazil’s final goal in their 5-0 drubbing of Peru in the group stage and scored in their penalty shootout victory over Paraguay in the quarter-finals.

He was brought on for winger Everton at halftime in his side’s 2-0 win over Argentina in the last four but tests on Wednesday revealed he had sustained a muscle injury.

Willian was a late replacement in the squad for Neymar, who was forced to miss the tournament in his home country after sustaining an ankle injury in a friendly against Qatar in June.

Willian is Brazil’s only absentee for the final at the Maracana, where the five-times World Cup winners will be eyeing their first major trophy since lifting the 2007 Copa America.

(Reporting by Richard Martin; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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