Pepe out injured for Portugal, Wales call on Collins, King

Pepe out injured for Portugal, Wales call on Collins, King
By Eurosport

06/07/2016 at 18:14Updated 06/07/2016 at 20:04

Portugal have been dealt significant blow with the news that centre half Pepe misses their Euro 2016 semi-final against Wales, who draft in James Collins and Andy King For suspended duo Aaron Ramsey and Ben Davies.

Pepe, a commanding presence at the back in all five of his team's games, missed training on Monday after complaining of muscular pain in his thigh and trained separately from the rest of the squad on Tuesday morning.

Bruno Alves comes in for Portugal who continue with a front line of Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani, with Renato Sanches continuing in midifeld.

For Wales, West Ham’s James Collins and Leicester City’s Andy King come in for the suspended Davies and Ramsey.

Hal Robson-Kanu leads the line with Gareth Bale in behind.


Portugal: Rui Patrício; Cédric, Fonte, Bruno Alves, Guerreiro; Danilo, Joao Mário, Adrien Silva, Sanches; Nani, Ronaldo.

Wales: Hennessey; Gunter, Chester, Collins, Williams, Taylor; King, Ledley, Allen; Bale, Robson-Kanu.