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Venezuela midfielder Herrera to miss rest of Copa America

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Rio de Janeiro, June 20 (IANS) Venezuela midfielder Yangel Herrera has been ruled out of the rest of the Copa America because of a fractured lower leg, the country’s football federation has announced.

The 23-year-old sustained the injury during Venezuela’s goalless draw with Colombia in a Group A clash in Guyana on Thursday.

“Stay strong, Yangel Herrera. We are with you! You will come back stronger,” the federation said on twitter, reports Xinhua.

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The announcement came the day before the Vinotinto were due to play Ecuador at Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic stadium.

Jose Peseiro’s side have already been severely depleted by a COVID-19 outbreak that has forced eight players and five officials into isolation.

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