Costa Rica striker Saborio out of World Cup with injury

Reuters| Last Updated: May 30, 2014, 08:35 AM IST

Brasilia: Costa Rica`s World Cup hopes suffered a major blow on Thursday when striker Alvaro Saborio was ruled out of next month`s finals with a fractured metatarsal.

Saborio suffered the injury in a closed-door training session on Thursday morning and coach Jorge Luis Pinto later told a news conference his first-choice forward would miss the entire tournament.

Costa Rica face England, Italy and Uruguay in Group D in Brazil.

The 32-year-old Saborio, who plays for Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer, has scored 32 goals in 93 games for his country.