Pepe back in full training ahead of Euro 2016 final

Portugal has been given a boost ahead of Sunday's Euro 2016 final after Pepe returned to full training. A thigh injury had kept him out of the semifinal against Wales.

Pepe trains with the Portugal squad members ahead of the Euro 2016 final on Sunday.

Portugal has been given a boost ahead of Sunday's Euro 2016 final after Pepe returned to full training. The 33-year-old has been training alone for most of this week as a result of the thigh injury which kept him out of the 2-0 semifinal win over Wales.

However, the Real Madrid centre-back took part in the full session with the rest of Fernando Santos' squad on Saturday in Marcoussis, and looks likely to be fit to play a part in the match with the hosts at Stade de France.

Barring the semifinal, Pepe has played in every game for Portugal at the tournament.

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