Costa Rica goalkeeper Navas ruled out of Copa America

San José (AFP) – Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas has been ruled out of the Copa America with an Achilles tendon injury, the Costa Rican Football Federation announced Tuesday.

A scan at his club Real Madrid confirmed the injury for the 29-year-old, who has been struggling with recurring problems with his left foot for over a year.

Navas became the first Costa Rican to win the Champions League on Saturday in Real’s penalty-shootout victory over Atletico Madrid in Milan.

Costa Rica, who were surprise quarter-finalists in the 2014 World Cup, kick off their Copa America campaign in the United States against Paraguay on Saturday.

 

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