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Manuel Lanzini ruled out of Argentina’s World Cup Squad after unfortunate injury2 min read

Manuel Lanzini

Manuel Lanzini has suffered a knee injury during an Argentina training session that has ruled the midfielder out of the World Cup. In a tweet posted by on the official Twitter account of the Argentinian Football Association, it said: “Manuel Lanzini suffered, in today’s morning training, the rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of his right knee.” The news is a crushing blow to Jorge Sampaoli’s team as the World Cup is kicking off in Moscow in less than a week.

This sad news of the knee injury comes worse for the team in the build-up to the tournament, which gets underway in just under a week. The West Ham star had worked his way into the Albiceleste’s first choice team under Jorge Sampaoli and was ready to start against Iceland in his country’s opening match in Russia. The 25-year old midfielder looked set to play a significant role in the Albiceleste’s at the tournament but due to his injury, he won’t be able to.

Two of the West Ham teammates have tweeted their support and love to the injured midfielder. These teammates are Mark Noble and Adrian.

“Love you, little man, I know how much playing for Argentina at this World Cup meant to you. Be strong @manulanzini,” Noble tweeted. 

Adrian tweeted: “All my best wishes for a speedy recovery, Keep being strong and get well soon bro!!”

Argentina’s preparations for the 2018 World Cup has been rough. Firstly, Sergio Romero has suffered a knee injury ruling him out of the World Cup. After the threats that were made against Lionel Messi, the match against Israel was canceled. This match was supposed to be their final warm-up match in Jerusalem on Saturday. This means that they will have to go 17 days without on-field action till their first World Cup match.

Diego Perotti, Enzo Perez, and Leandro Paredes are believed to be among the likely substitutes, but the former Chile boss could also turn to Lautaro Martinez or Icardi

Jorge Sampaoli’s side is in Group D, beginning their World Cup campaign against Iceland on 16th June. Further fixtures follow against Croatia on 21st June and Nigeria on 26th June

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