Pepe trains alone for Wales semi-fi­nal

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Por­tu­gal’s vet­eran de­fender Pepe trained alone Tues­day as he bat­tles to be fully fit for his coun­try’s Euro 2016 semi­fi­nal against Wales.

While coach Fer­nando San­tos took con­trol of the main group of play­ers, Pepe worked with Por­tu­gal’s phys­io­ther­a­pist An­to­nio Gas­par.

Va­len­cia mid­fielder An­dre Gomes, who is re­ported to be wanted by Real Madrid and Barcelona, and winger Raphael Guer­reiro took knocks in the quar­ter-fi­nal win over Poland but trained nor­mally.

Pepe played a key role in keep­ing Por­tu­gal in the game against Poland which ended 1-1 af­ter ex­tra time. If the 33-year-old does not make the cut he is likely to re­placed by Ri­cardo Car­valho or Bruno Alves for the Wales game in Lyon to­day.

Pepe

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