Germany manager Joachim Low today announced his 23-man provisional squad for the World Cup and the biggest shocker is Leroy Sane who has been left out of the squad scheduled to travel to Russia.
Sane who plays for Manchester City had been voted the Premier League young player of the year scored 14 goals and provided 19 assists for Pep Guardiola’s side.
But it seems that all those amazing stats was not enough for him to book a place in Germany’s World Cup squad.
Low has admitted that it was a “very close decision” between Sane and Julian Brandt. Brandt plays for Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen and had scored 12 goals and provided 7 assists in the 2017-18 season.
Germany’s 23-man squad for the FIFA World Cup 2018:
Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona), Kevin Trapp (Paris St-Germain)
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)
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)
Mario Gomez (Stuttgart), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Timo Werner (RB Leipzig)