Honduras striker Carlo Costly has sent a message of good luck to his team-mates for the FIFA World Cup™ after injury forced national coach Reinaldo Rueda to exclude him from the final 23.

Costly, who now plays his football for Romanian club Vaslui, has been sidelined by a fractured metatarsal in his right foot but has sent his best wishes to Los Catrachos, who kick off their FIFA World Cup campaign against Chile on Wednesday.

He told laprensa.hn: "I am the number one fan of the national team. A World Cup is not played every day, I wish good luck to my team-mates and the coaching staff because you should always fight for what you want.

"Being outside the group does make me wish I could be singing the anthem with them, but I will send out good vibes to them from here."