Neuer in Germany World Cup squad, Sane left out

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

Sane was one of the most exciting performers as Pep Guardiola's City side swept to the most dominant Premier League title victory in history last season, and indeed was awarded the PFA Young Player of the Year award .

Bernd Leno was the goalkeeper to miss out, while defender Jonathan Tah and forward Nils Petersen were also dropped from the squad.

The full squad announcement is below.

The 6ft 1in winger made his debut for Germany in 2016 and has picked up 15 caps, scoring one goal, which came against San Marino in 2017.

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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.

Sane has had an unreal season, playing 32 times in the Citizens' Premier League-winning campaign.

However, instead of Sane, Germany Coach Joachim Löw opted for the likes of Julian Draxler, Marco Reus, Julian Brandt and Sebastian Rudy. "Draxler Reus and Müller are set".

Kompany suffered a groin injury during Saturday's 0-0 draw with Portugal with manager Roberto Martinez admitting he would make a decision on the centre back's fitness closer to their opening match against Panama on June 18.

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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.

"These are four players who had merited their place in the provisional squad through their performances".

There is a chance that Germany could meet England at the quarter-final stage of the competition, and a battle between Sane and Walker - two extremely fast players - would have been great to watch.

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