BREAKING NEWS: ACL rupture rules Argentina's Lanzini out of World Cup
Argentina will be without Manuel Lanzini for the World Cup after the West Ham attacking midfielder suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a training session.
The 25-year-old had fought his way into the defeated 2014 finalists' World Cup squad since making his debut as a substitute against Brazil in June 2017, Jorge Sampoli's first game in charge.
Sampaoli has until 14:00 BST on Friday 15th June, 24 hours before Argentina's opening game against Iceland in Moscow, to call up a replacement for the West Ham favourite.
Lanzini has earned four caps to date and scored his first senior international goal in a 2-0 friendly victory over Italy.
[PARTE MÉDICO] Manuel Lanzini sufrió, en el entrenamiento matutino de hoy, la rotura del ligamento cruzado anterior de su rodilla derecha. pic.twitter.com/lmYEVr5YaV— Selección Argentina (@Argentina) June 8, 2018