04 June 2014 | News Comments

Costa Rica striker Saborio out of World Cup

Alvaro Saborio has been left out of Costa Rica's squad for the World Cup after breaking his foot.

The 32-year-old Real Salt Lake forward will need three to four months to recover from the break, according to the MLS club, and can therefore play no part against England, Italy or Uruguay in Group D of the upcoming Brazil finals.

Saborio fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot on Thursday while practising with the Costa Rica team at their training camp in San Jose.

Saborio has scored 32 goals for Costa Rica in 93 appearances and played for his country at the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany.

Everton's Bryan Oviedo also misses out with a broken leg.

Arsenal's Joel Campbell and Fulham's Bryan Ruiz have been named in their squad. 

Costa Rica will play the Republic of Ireland in a friendly this weekend.

Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas, Patrick Pemberton, Daniel Cambronero.

Defenders: Johnny Acosta, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Michael Umana, Oscar Duarte, Waylon Francis, Heiner Mora, Junior Diaz, Christian Gamboa, Roy Miller.

Midfielders: Celso Borges, Christian Bolanos, Esteban Granados, Michael Barrantes, Yeltsin Tejeda, Diego Calvo, Jose Miguel Cubero.

Strikers: Bryan Ruiz, Joel Campbell, Randall Brenes, Marco Urena.