Sane out of Germany's World Cup squad

Joachim Low explains shock decision to AXE Leroy Sane from Germany World Cup squad

The 22-year-old, who won the Premier League title with City, was not included in manager Joachim Low's final squad when it was reduced to 23 players.

Germany and Belgium have become the latest countries to confirm their 23-man squads for the upcoming World Cup.

Fellow Manchester City teammate Kyle walker took to Instagram to show how shocked he was, while fans took to Twitter to reveal their frustration at Sane's ommission from the World Cup. In his 12 appearances for Germany, the winger has only one assist and is yet to score.

Explaining his decision to reporters (via the Mirror), Low revealed that he doesn't think Sane is ready for the worldwide stage, stating that he is "yet to arrive".

The three other players dropped are; Bernd Leno, Nils Petersen and Jonathan. Draxler, Reus and Muller are set.




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

The Manchester City winger has not been included, with Bayer Leverkusen's Julian Brandt surprisingly preferred, with Low admitting that he wants more from the 22-year-old at global level.

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. Let's hope he can find his way back into the German national team soon enough - he has just has too much quality not to be involved.

To Belgium next, and the biggest story from the squad is that Michy Batshuayi has been proclaimed fit to make the final 23.

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