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Ivica Dragutinovic won't be able to play at the World Cup for Serbia due to injury. ((Miguel Angel Morenatti/Associated Press))

Serbia defender Ivica Dragutinovic will miss the World Cup after tearing his Achilles tendon while training with Sevilla on Thursday.

The Spanish club said the injury will sideline him for several months, meaning he will miss the World Cup in South Africa.

Dragutinovic, 34, was considered an alternative for either Nemanja Vidic or Branislav Ivanovic in Serbia's defence.

Serbia opens the World Cup on June 13 against Ghana, then plays Germany and Australia.

Dragutinovic will go for checkups and possible surgery to Finland with the same doctor who operated on David Beckham, who suffered a similar injury.