City's Leroy Sane omitted from German World Cup squad

City's Leroy Sane omitted from German World Cup squad

Manuel Neuer is in as one of three goalkeepers, and will lead Germany's defence of their World Cup crown.

The 22-year-old winger enjoyed a brilliant season at Manchester City, earning PFA Young Player of the Year honours, but he won't be present in Russian Federation.

The attacker was shockingly not called up to the German national side, the manager Joachim Löw opting for players Marco Reus and Julian Draxler ahead of the speedster.

"Julian Draxler, Marco Reus and Thomas Müller are set".

The Germany head coach explained his decision to leave Sané behind in a press conference: "That was a very close decision between him and Julian Brandt, which was made in favor of Brandt".

"Leroy is a huge talent". He will be back again from September.

The 'keeper said his careful reintroduction had been a deliberate ploy - he didn't play a single match for Bayern before joining up with the national squad.

"I feel good and now my focus is on the World Cup". "If it was a 100m race, it would have been a photo finish".

We can very much understand Kyle Walker's reaction to be fair, his teammate was extraordinarily impressive throughout the season, terrorising defences and laying on goals his team on the regular.

Click through the mini-gallery above to see the four players cut from Germany's provisional squad by Low.

"It's like being at the airport check-in counter en route to Moscow and you are not allowed to board the plane".

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