Manuel Lanzini’s hopes of playing at a first World Cup are over, after Argentina confirmed that the West Ham midfielder has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in training.

The news will be a blow to West Ham as well, with the midfielder almost certain to be ruled out for a substantial period of time due to the injury.

Lanzini had been named as part of Jorge Sampaoli’s 23-man squad for the World Cup, which is due to kick off on Thursday, and played an hour as Argentina beat Haiti 4-0 last week in their final friendly.

But he is now set to play no part in the tournament after Argentina confirmed via Twitter this morning that the midfielder had ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament.

Since moving to the London Stadium from Al-Jazira, Lanzini has established himself as a key player for the Hammers, scoring five goals in 29 appearances in all competitions this campaign, including a brace on the final day of the season against Everton.

Argentina have been drawn in Group D for the World Cup in Russia, where they will take on Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria.