Gavranovic ruled out for Swiss

  • Last Updated: June 29 2014, 14:58 BST

Switzerland striker Mario Gavranovic will miss the rest of the World Cup after tearing his cruciate knee ligament in training.

Mario Gavranovic of Switzerland: Could miss the rest of 2014
Mario Gavranovic of Switzerland: Could miss the rest of 2014

The Zurich forward fell badly after his foot got stuck in the turf and a scan revealed he had torn his cruciate ligament.

The 24-year-old requires an operation and will return home ahead of Switzerland's last-16 clash with Argentina in Sao Paulo on Tuesday.

A statement from the Swiss federation read: "Mario Gavranovic badly injured his knee in Switzerland's training in Porto Seguro on Saturday."