Leroy Sane surprisingly omitted from Germany World Cup squad
NEWS DIGEST – Manchester City winger Leroy Sané was a surprise omission from Germany’s final 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russia. Sane enjoyed an impressive season with the English Premier League champions, providing 16 assists. Kevin De Bruyne was the only player in Europe’s top-five divisions with more in the 2017-2018. Germany coach Joachim Löw, however opted for Bayer Leverkusen’s Julian Brandt.
After months of speculation, Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer will travel to Russia as Germany’s number one goalkeeper despite having only come back from an eight-month injury lay-off in Saturday’s friendly defeat to Austria.
In press conference in Eppan, South Tyrol, where the team has been training, Low told the media:
“There are certainly easier days in the life of a national team head coach than the day where I have to send four payers home, four players who had merited their place in the provisional squad through their performances. I spoke to the four players and the disappointment was huge, as you would expect. It’s as if you are stood at the check in desk for your flight to Moscow, but are then preventes from boarding.”
See full 23-man squad below.
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