It is arguably the most shocking exclusion from a World Cup squad in recent years. Joachim Low has opted to leave PFA Young Player of the Year winner Leroy Sane out of his 23-man squad.
Sane, who has enjoyed a prolific season for Manchester City under Pep Guardiola, was a strong favourite to be included in the Germany squad.
“That was a very close decision between him and Julian Brandt, which was made in favor of Brandt, Draxler Reus and Müller are set. Leroy has a huge talent.
“He will be back again from September. He had not arrived in international matches yet.”
The fact that Sane has been left out of Germany’s 23-man squad has certainly caused a reaction on social media.
He might have bagged 14 times for the Premier League champions, but he still didn’t do enough for a place in Russia.