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Costly blow as Honduras striker ruled out of World Cup

Honduras striker Carlo Costly will miss the World Cup after fracturing a bone in his right foot, a team doctor said on Sunday.



Tegucigalpa: Honduras striker Carlo Costly will miss the World Cup after fracturing a bone in his right foot, a team doctor said on Sunday.

Costly, one of coach Reinaldo Rueda`s main strikers with six goals during the qualifiers, was injured playing for his Romanian club Vaslui on Thursday.
"We are sure now that it`s a fracture and it will take six weeks to heal," team doctor Oscar Benitez was quoted as saying.

"It`s not true that (Costly) will be playing football again soon. It`s a complete fracture of the fifth metatarsal in the base of his right foot, which is considered serious."

Costly`s father Anthony played for Honduras in their only previous appearance at the finals in Spain in 1982.
Rueda will announce his squad of 23 on Monday for the June 11-July 11 finals in South Africa, where Honduras will face Chile, Spain and Switzerland in Group H.

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