Russia 2018: World Champions leave out Sane

Russia 2018: World Champions leave out Sane

Manchester City playmaker, Leroy Sane, won’t be playing a part in Russia, after he and three others were left out of Germany’s final 23-man team.

The other three are Bayer Leverkusen’s duo of goalkeeper, Berd Leno and defender, Jonathan Tah, with Frieburg’s striker, Nils Petersen completing the list.

“I want to thank the players for their efforts,” manager, Joachim Low, said. “They all have added a value to this team.”

The world champions announced their final squad on Monday, with the City wide forwards name the notable omission.

Sane played a key role for the Cityzens in their historic 2017/2018 season, helping the Pep Guardiola managed side to a domestic double.

The 22-year-old netted 14goals, assisting a further15  as City claimed the Premier League and League Cup.

However, the PFA Young player of the year winner misses out from the Russian party, with his place taken by Borussia Dortmund star, Marko Reus.

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer was included in the team by manager, Joachim Low, despite the goal tender having been out for nine months.

Neuer made his long awaited return to the Die Mannschaft in their 2-1 shock loss to Austria in a friendly game at the weekend.

Germany’s Full Squad

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona), Kevin Trapp (Paris St-Germain)

Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Matthias Ginter (Borussia Monchengladbach), Jonas Hector (Cologne), Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Marvin Plattenhardt (Hertha Berlin), Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea), Niklas Sule (Bayern Munich)

Midfielders: Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen), Julian Draxler (Paris St-Germain), Leon Goretska (Schalke), Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City), Sami Khedira (Juventus), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Sebastian Rudy (Bayern Munich)

Strikers: Mario Gomez (Stuttgart), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Timo Werner (RB Leipzig)

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