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Enzo Perez covers for Argentina's injured Lanzini

AFP  |  Bronnitsy (Russia) 

will replace the injured in Argentina's 23-man squad, the country's association said on Saturday.

The 32-year-old Perez was called up by after ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during training on Friday.

Lanzini, 25, had been linked with a summer transfer to Liverpool, but he now faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

His is a blow for Sampaoli who had counted on for a place in his starting line-up, with and also carrying minor knocks.

Former and Perez was part of the squad at the 2014 World Cup, starting in the final as his side lost to 1-0 after extra time.

Argentina's national team are due to travel to from later on Saturday ahead of the start of on June 14.

The two-time world champions have been drawn in Group D alongside Iceland, and

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First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 21:05 IST