Oviedo to miss World Cup

  • Last Updated: May 11 2014, 10:44 BST

Everton star Bryan Oviedo will not face England at the World Cup this summer after it was confirmed he will not recover from his broken leg in time.

Bryan Oviedo: Broke his leg in January
Bryan Oviedo: Broke his leg in January

The Costa Rica full-back broke his tibia and fibula during the FA Cup fourth-round victory at Stevenage in January and was immediately ruled out for the rest of the season but was making good progress to be fit in time for this summer's tournament in Brazil.

However, Costa Rica team doctor Alejandro Ramirezhas confirmed he will need more recovery time and will not be lining up against England in the final Group D game on June 24.

"Today he was told to do some physical activity on a hard surface and showed some pains during the activity," he told Costa Rican newspaper Al Dia.

"It means the player will be in no physical nor medical shape to play the World Cup."