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Chelsea’s Brazilian winger Willian will miss the final of the Copa America against Peru due to the thigh injury picked up against Argentina.
The 30 year old felt pain in his right thigh during the second half of Tuesday’s 2-0 semi-final victory against Argentina. He stayed on the pitch, however, as Brazil boss Tite had already used all three of his substitutions.
A Brazil football federation spokesman told the AFP that Willian felt “pain in his hamstring” and was sent for tests on Wednesday, where it was confirmed he had pulled a muscle.
Willian’s injury isn’t believed to be serious and he should be fit to start the new Premier League season under new boss Frank Lampard.
“He is a legend,” Willian told football.london about Chelsea’s decision to appoint Frank Lampard as new boss.
“He was an extraordinary player for the club, winning every possible title.
“He deserves so much respect and backing for what he has already achieved at the club. If Chelsea do bring him in, he will be very welcome.”