Soccer

Pepe still an injury worry for Portugal

  • Portugal’s Pepe attends a training session, in preparation of the Euro 2016 final soccer match between France and Portugal, at Marcoussis, south of Paris, France, Friday, July 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Portugal’s Pepe attends a training session, in preparation of the Euro 2016 final soccer match between France and Portugal, at Marcoussis, south of Paris, France, Friday, July 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)  (The Associated Press)

  • Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo controls the ball during a training session, in preparation of the Euro 2016 final soccer match between France and Portugal, at Marcoussis, south of Paris, France, Friday, July 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo controls the ball during a training session, in preparation of the Euro 2016 final soccer match between France and Portugal, at Marcoussis, south of Paris, France, Friday, July 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)  (The Associated Press)

  • Portugal's soccer team warm up during a training session, in preparation of the Euro 2016 final soccer match between France and Portugal, at Marcoussis, south of Paris, France, Friday, July 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Portugal's soccer team warm up during a training session, in preparation of the Euro 2016 final soccer match between France and Portugal, at Marcoussis, south of Paris, France, Friday, July 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)  (The Associated Press)

Pepe trained away from his Portugal teammates during training on Friday before Sunday's European Championship final against France.

The central defender failed to recover from a thigh muscle injury in time to play in the semifinal against Wales, which Portugal won 2-0.

There has been no update from Portugal on the condition of Real Madrid's Pepe, who was doing ball work with a member of the Portuguese staff on Friday at the team's training base south of Paris.

Pepe has been on excellent form in France, reining in his famed hot temper and organizing Portugal's defense.