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Brazil's Willian out of Copa America through injury

A hamstring injury means Willian will not feature in Brazil's Copa America final showdown against Peru in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil's Willian out of Copa America through injury
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Brazil attacker Willian will miss Sunday's Copa America final against Peru due to a hamstring injury.

Willian injured his hamstring in Tuesday's 2-0 semi-final win over South American rivals Argentina in Belo Horizonte.

The 30-year-old, who was drafted into the squad as a replacement for injured star Neymar prior to the tournament, was a second-half substitute against Argentina.

Brazil seeking ninth Copa title

Now, Brazil – seeking their ninth Copa title and first since 2007 – will be without Willian for the decider at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) confirmed to Omnisport.

After routing Peru 5-0 on the third and final matchday in Group A, Brazil will lock horns with Ricardo Gareca's side again following their shock 2-0 win over two-time reigning champions Chile on Wednesday.


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