Kyle Walker had the ideal reaction to Leroy Sane's World Cup omission

Kyle Walker had the ideal reaction to Leroy Sane's World Cup omission

Kyle Walker had the ideal reaction to Leroy Sane's World Cup omission

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.

Freiburg's Nils Petersen and Bayer Leverkusen duo Bernd Leno and Jonathan Tah also miss out.

There was collective shock among both media and football fans today when news emerged that Germany's World Cup squad was announced. Should they be victorious, Joachim Low's team would become the first since Brazil in 1962 to successfully retain the World Cup, and only the third in history after Italy also managed it in 1938.

Sane has struggled to reproduce his club form on the worldwide stage.

Three Premier League players are selected.

Sane has been left out of the final 23-man selection, however, with Julian Brandt and fit-again Marco Reus preferred.

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"Julian Draxler, Marco Reus and Thomas Müller are set".

Do you think Low made the right decision in snubbing Sane? "But in his games with the national team he hasn't quite done the business".

"He has not arrived in global matches yet".

The 22-year-old winger has played his whole senior professional career with Bayer Leverkusen, with whom he finished fifth in the Bundesliga this season.

Brandt scored in six consecutive league games in 2016, becoming the youngest player to do so in the Bundesliga since Gerd Muller.

"These are four players who had merited their place in the provisional squad through their performances".

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