Having established himself as a first-team regular under Pep Guardiola at the Etihad last season, Sane went on to play a crucial role in the club’s Premier League and League Cup double, and was considered one of the best young players in English football throughout the 2017/18 campaign.
— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) June 4, 2018
The 22-year-old was called up for Germany’s weekend friendly defeat to Austria but it seems the jet-heeled winger hasn’t done enough to secure his seat on the plane to Russia.
Manager Joachim Löw revealed his final 23-man squad this afternoon, and there was simply no room for Sane – much to the surprise of onlookers all over Europe:
Low doesn’t call up Sané for the World Cup, arguably the best outfield German player this season. Madness.
— Rafael Hernández (@RafaelH117) June 4, 2018
Brandt over Sané is a disgraceful selection. When the Germans are up against it and need a player to make the difference, they'll be begging for Sané's quality.
— RG (@registability) June 4, 2018
Can’t believe there is any country at the World Cup that could afford to leave Leroy Sane out. Germany included
— James Robson (@JamesRobsonMEN) June 4, 2018
Must be some World Cup squad Germany have got if they can leave out Leroy Sane.
— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) June 4, 2018
Players going to the World cup:
Leroy Sane ❌
Anthony Martial ❌
Danny Welbeck ✅ pic.twitter.com/h9c8JI07SW
— BlameFootball (@blamefootball) June 4, 2018
Leroy Sane not in the Germany World Cup squad?! 😮
SANE Out = InSANE
— Spencer FC (@SpencerOwen) June 4, 2018
Leroy of Sane not picked for Germany World Cup Squad.
Meantime England taking Danny Son-Of-Bitch Welbeck and Fabian of Delph!!!! 😅😅😅
— Evil Kagawa (@evilkagawa) June 4, 2018
When you hear Germany have left out Leroy Sane from their World Cup squad…
Meanwhile England are taking Danny Welbeck and Fabian Delph. pic.twitter.com/2oHxEWeTQX
— Zlatan Facts (@ZIatanFacts) June 4, 2018
Man City fans looking at the Germany World Cup squad list but can't find Leroy Sane's name 😭 😭 😭 pic.twitter.com/bRJdiWHx5V
— Village Headmaster™® (@josh_cr7) June 4, 2018
Can Nigeria borrow Leroy Sane for the World Cup this summer?
— 👑 DaddyMo PhD CEng 👑 (@officialdaddymo) June 4, 2018
A World Cup without Anthony Martial and Sane is just circus cause the likes of Welbeck and Lingard are playing for ENGLAND
— Enekem 💎 (@EnekemGreg) June 4, 2018
God help the Premier League next season.
A fit, rested and fuming Leroy Sane on the loose. 👀
— WBA Rainbow Stand ® (@TheRainbowStand) June 4, 2018
Sane left out of the German squad?! Now that is mental.
— Yungen (@YungenPlayDirty) June 4, 2018
It seems that Bayer Leverkusen’s Julian Brandt was the man selected ahead of Sane in the final squad – but what do you make of the decision?
Will Germany still be in with a shout of winning the competition?