Vieira had been hoping to take part in at least one of Les Bleus´ pool matches at Euro 2008 despite tearing his left thigh in training on May 30.
But he missed France´s opening two games - the goalless draw to Romania and the 4-1 defeat to Holland - and will now be absent when his team take on the Italians in a match they probably need to win to stand a chance of qualifying for the quarter-finals.
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