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Joachim Low explains Leroy Sane's 2018 World Cup omission

Low explains Sane's World Cup omission
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Germany boss Joachim Low explains his reasons for leaving Manchester City attacker Leroy Sane out of his squad for the 2018 World Cup.

Germany boss Joachim Low has explained his reasons for leaving Leroy Sane out of his squad for the 2018 World Cup.

The 22-year-old had an outstanding 2017-18 campaign for Manchester City - scoring 14 times and registering 19 assists in all competitions for Pep Guardiola's side.

Sane has been left out of the final 23-man selection, however, with Julian Brandt preferred in an attacking position.

Low has claimed that the presence of Brant, Julian Draxler, Marco Reus and Thomas Muller made it difficult for him to select Sane, but the Germany manager has backed the attacker to be a key player in the future.

"That was a very close decision between him and Julian Brandt, which was made in favour of Brandt. Draxler, Reus and Muller are set. Leroy has a huge talent," Low told reporters.

"He will be back again from September. He has not arrived in international matches yet."

World champions Germany will open their 2018 World Cup campaign against Mexico on June 17, before also taking on Sweden and South Korea in the group stage of the competition.

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Leroy Sane in action for Germany during a friendly on June 2, 2018
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