Christian Benteke set to miss the World Cup after tearing his Achilles tendon in training 5 years ago

Christian Benteke set to miss the World Cup after tearing his Achilles tendon in training

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke looks set to miss the World Cup after reportedly tearing his Achilles tendon in training on Thursday.

The 23-year-old Belgian would have been a shoo-in for his country's World Cup squad but now faces a summer of recuperation instead of going to Brazil.

Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur broke the news of Twitter.