Argentina's Lanzini ruled out of World Cup

Argentina confirm Manuel Lanzini is out of the World Cup with ACL injury

Manuel Lanzini will not feature for Argentina at the World Cup

However, his participation in Russian Federation has been cruelly ended after suffering a knee injury in training on Friday, as confirmed by the South American giants official Twitter account.

"Manuel Lanzini suffered, in today's morning training, the rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of his right knee", the national side announced on Twitter.

Lanzini will be in recovery for several months and is a serious doubt for the start of West Ham's 2018/19 campaign in the Premier League.

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The 25-year-old is effectively out of the World Cup but it is not clear if he will be replaced in the squad.

The unfortunate news comes the day after Lanzini appeared in a picture with the rest of the Argentina squad, posted to team mate Lionel Messi's Instagram. He made 29 appearances for West Ham last season, scoring five goals and creating nine assists.

Argentina cancelled their final warm-up clash with Israel on Saturday, meaning the only preparation they have had since a 6-1 drubbing at the hands of Spain in March was a routine 4-0 victory over Haiti. His injury is a blow for Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli who had counted on Lanzini for his starting line up.

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