Injured Portugal Defender Fabio Coentrao Out of FIFA World Cup

Updated: 18 June 2014 01:40 IST

Fabio Coentrao suffered a thigh injury during Portugal's 4-0 thrashing by Germany on Monday.

Injured Portugal Defender Fabio Coentrao Out of FIFA World Cup
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Portugal full-back Fabio Coentrao is out of the World Cup after suffering a thigh injury dealing another blow to the already fragile morale of the team, the Portuguese Federation (FPF) said Tuesday.

Fabio Coentrao

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Coentrao was forced off after 65 minutes of his country's disastrous opening Group G 4-0 thrashing by Germany on Monday.

Coentrao suffered a "second grade tear of the adductor longus muscle in the right thigh," said the FPF statement on their website.

It was a bruising match for Portugal, who had Pepe sent-off for a petulant head-butt on hat-trick hero Thomas Mueller.

The 26-year-old Real Madrid left-back Coentrao was amongst three players to undergo MRI scans on Tuesday.

Forward Hugo Almeida, who lasted only 28 minutes in Salvador, suffered a first grade tear in his left hamstring while goalkeeper Rui Patricio also suffered a grade one tear in his thigh.

Both are expected to return to full fitness before the end of the tournament.

Topics : Football
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