Sane left out of Germany World Cup squad
Leroy Sane (Getty Images)
Berlin - Germany have included 2014 World Cup-winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in their final squad for the 2018 tournament, even though he has only just returned from a long-term absence through injury.
But coach Joachim Loew omitted Manchester City striker Leroy Sane from his 23-player list.
Sane - who was named the PFA's Young Player of the Year - has been in impressive form this season scoring 14 goals and providing 15 assists as Pep Guadiola's side won the English Premiership in record-breaking fashion.
The other players to miss out on the final squad are goalkeeper Bernd Leno, defender Jonathan Tah and striker Nils Petersen.
Germany 23-man World Cup squad:
Neuer (Bayern Munich), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona/ESP), Kevin
Trapp (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA)
Boateng (Bayern Munich), Matthias Ginter (Borussia Moechengladbach),
Jonas Hector (Cologne), Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich), Joshua Kimmich
(Bayern Munich), Marvin Plattenhardt (Hertha Berlin), Antonio Ruediger
(Chelsea/ENG) Niklas Suele (Bayern Munich)
Midfielders: Julian Brandt (Bayer
Leverkusen), Julian Draxler (Paris Saint-Germain), Leon Goretzka
(Schalke 04), Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City/ENG), Sami Khedira
(Juventus/ITA), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid/ESP), Thomas Mueller (Bayern
Munich), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal/ENG), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund),
Sebastian Rudy (Bayern Munich)
Forwards: Mario Gomez (VfB Stuttgart), Timo Werner (RB Leipizg)