Brazil winger Willian has been ruled out of Sunday's Copa America final against Peru due to a muscle injury, his side said in a statement on Thursday.
I can't help my teammates on the pitch on Sunday, but i'll be supporting and helping in that they need to achieve our target! Thank you for the messages! 💪🏿🙏🏿 🇧🇷 #brazil #W10 #copaamerica pic.twitter.com/rHEnE2oTCX— Willian (@willianborges88) July 4, 2019
Willian, who will remain with the team at their training base ahead of the final, scored Brazil's final goal in their 5-0 drubbing of Peru in the group stage and scored in their penalty shootout victory over Paraguay in the quarterfinals.
He was brought on for winger Everton at half-time in the Selecao's 2-0 win over Argentina in the last four but tests on Wednesday revealed he had sustained a muscle injury.
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