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Argentina's Lanzini ruled out of World Cup

09 June 2018

According to Daily Mail (UK), the Argentina FA official Twitter page confirmed that he ruptured his cruciate knee ligament during Friday's session.

West Ham star, Manuel Lanzini, has been ruled out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation after picking a knee injury in training on Friday.

Lanzini has scored one goal in his four caps for Argentina and worked his way into Sampaoli's starting XI in World Cup qualifying.

West Ham have been linked with a number of midfielders in the transfer market, including Manchester City veteran Yaya Toure, and Lanzini's injury could intensify the pursuit for signings in this area.

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Argentina have been training in Barcelona, home to forward Lionel Messi, before travelling to Russian Federation.

Argentina have yet to announce a replacement for Lanzini.

Argentina will play their opening fixture against Iceland on June 16.

Lanzini will likely rehab back in London with the West Ham medical staff.

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They will now have to deal with a new player being drafted in after Lanzini's serious injury.

Lanzini, 25, was looking to establish himself in the national team after an impressive season with Premier League side West Ham United.

Many believed that Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, who netted 29 goals in Serie A last campaign was a better choice than Lanzini who could only manage five strikes for the Hammers.

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Argentina's Lanzini ruled out of World Cup