Germany And Belgium Make Surprise Omissions From Their World Cup Squads

World Cup 2018: Leroy Sane left out of Germany World Cup squad

He won the PFA Young Player of the Year Award for his efforts, helping City towards a third Premier League title, with them breaking the record for most goals scored and most points acquired.

Manchester City attacker Leroy Sane has been left out of Germany's 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup.

Goalkeeper Bernd Leno, defender Jonathan Tah, both of Bayer Leverkusen, and Freiburg late bloomer Nils Petersen have also been left out of the 23-man group.

Producing such impressive form in one of the world's best attacking outfits would typically warrant a place in your national side's starting XI, let alone the squad.

Sane must be gutted, as was Donovan in 2014, but at least the former USMNT star was able to have some fun at his own expense.

"I'm not anxious. I am no more a risk than any other player", Neuer said. "Draxler Reus and Müller are set".

"Leroy is a huge talent. He will be back again from Sept", Low said.

If you look simply at the data from the 2017-18 season, Brandt's inclusion over Sane just seems downright peculiar.

"Julian Brandt had some good games at the Confederations Cup and was also very good in training, it was close".

"That was a very close decision between him and Julian Brandt, which was made in favor of Brandt". "But in his games with the national team he hasn't quite done the business". He had not arrived in worldwide matches yet.

Speaking on Monday, Low underlined the importance of multi-functional players in a squad for a major tournament.

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