Myrie replaces injured Mora in Costa Rica squad

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 12, 2014 at 11:59 am •  Published: June 12, 2014
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SAO PAULO (AP) — FIFA has confirmed that Costa Rica defender Dave Myrie can join its World Cup squad as a replacement for Heiner Mora who was injured in training this week.

FIFA rules allowed the 26-year-old Myrie, a former Philadelphia Union player, to be called up at least 24 hours before the team's opening match.

Costa Rica plays Uruguay in Fortaleza on Saturday. Its other Group C rivals are Italy and England.

Mora, a 29-year-old full-back, injured his right Achilles tendon in training this week.

He became the fourth player in coach Jorge Luis Pinto's intended squad to drop out through injury.