Thigh injury ends Fabio Coentrao's World Cup
Published 17/06/2014 | 20:40
Portugal defender Fabio Coentrao has been ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup with a thigh injury.
Coentrao underwent scans on the injury on Tuesday and the Portuguese football federation confirmed afterwards that the 26-year-old would play no further part in the tournament.
An FPF statement read: "According to the tests, Fabio Coentrao is unfit for competition for a period exceeding the duration of the World Cup."
Portugal's heavy defeat to Germany, which saw Pepe sent off in the first half, has left them bottom of Group G with matches against the USA and Ghana to come.