Manchester City winger Leroy Sane has been left out of Germany’s final 23-man World Cup squad.
Sane, Bayer Leverkusen pair Bernd Leno and Jonathan Tah and Freiburg striker Nils Petersen were all dropped as Joachim Low cut the defending champions’ 27-man provisional squad.
Keeper Manuel Neuer, who came back after nine months out in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat by Austria, is in the squad.
Sane has enjoyed an emphatic season under Pep Guardiola and won the PFA Young Player of the Year award but Joachim Low has deemed him surplus to requirements as Germany prepare to defend their title in Russia.
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