Everton's Pienaar hits back at 'fake injury' claims
It has been suggested that Pienaar exaggerated the injury following his country's poor showing but the Borussia Dortmund midfielder has reacted angrily to such claims.
"This is just nonsense. I am injured and will be out for three weeks," Pienaar is quoted in the Liverpool Daily Post.
"I am not that stupid and I don't care what anybody says. I was having a good tournament and would have loved to play."