WALLDORF: Costa Rica defender Gilberto Martinez is out of the World Cup because of tendinitis in his left leg.
"Gilberto is out because we studied the situation and determined there is no chance he will recover in the next 10 days," Costa Rica coach Alexandre Guimaraes said. "Gilberto, with the bravery we all know he has, admitted the situation and agreed to leave the team."
Gilberto, standing next to the coach, said he was OK before the match with Germany on Friday. "But as the game progressed I started to feel the pain," he said. AP