Costa Rica striker Alvaro Saborio has been ruled out of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ after suffering a metatarsal fracture in his right 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 at Brazil 2014.

A statement published on Real Salt Lake's official website revealed Saborio had 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 in Germany.