Global soccer superstar David Beckham will miss this year’s World Cup, sidelined by a torn Achilles’ tendon, the Wall Street Journal reports. Beckham suffered the injury while playing for AC Milan against Chievo Verona. With just minutes left in the game, Beckham, who had the ball, leaned down and felt his left heel, then stood up and gestured as though he was breaking a twig. He left the field in tears, saying “it’s broken, it’s broken.” Beckham had hoped to be the first Englishman to play in four World Cups. He’s expected to get surgery in Finland early this week. Though he’s no longer in top shape, Beckham, one of the most famous soccer players in the world, is still an asset to England for free kicks and crosses.