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Sane in shock Germany Fifa World Cup squad omission

Sane is a shock omission from Germany's Fifa World Cup squad Credit: PA

Manchester City's Leroy Sane has been omitted from Germany's World Cup squad.

The 22-year-old was named the PFA young player of the season after a superb campaign in which his contributions to City winning the Premier League title were significant, but it has not been enough for him to travel to Russia.

He was included in manager Joachim Low's initial 27-strong provisional squad but it was unexpectedly announced on Monday morning that he had been cut alongside Bernd Leno and Jonathan Tah of Bayer Leverkusen, and Freiburg's Nils Petersen.

Sane's omission also comes despite 14 goals during the past season and is proving even more of a shock amid the inclusions of Marco Reus, who has long struggled with injuries that meant him missing the past World Cup and Euro 2016, and Leverkusen's Julian Brandt.

He had even played the opening 67 minutes of Saturday's 2-1 friendly defeat by Austria.

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who on Saturday returned from nine months out injured, is therefore among those retained, as are Sane's fellow Premier League representatives Antonio Rudiger, Ilkay Gundogan and Mesut Ozil.

That the 32-year-old Neuer has been included means he is expected to remain as captain, and first-choice goalkeeper, ahead of Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

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The German FA submit plans for Euro 2024 to Uefa

The German Football Association (DFB) has handed its bid book for the 2024 European Championship to Uefa Credit: PA

The German Football Association (DFB) has handed its bid book for the 2024 European Championship to Uefa, with Turkey expected to follow suit before Friday's deadline.

A DFB delegation, including former Bayern Munich and Germany captain Philipp Lahm, gave the dossier to Uefa general secretary president Theodore Theodoridis at the European governing body's headquarters in Nyon on Tuesday morning.

In a statement, DFB president Reinhard Grindel said: "Euro 2024 staged in the heart of Europe will enable all of the participants to be given the best possible support by their fans."

Germany previously hosted the tournament in 1988 and also staged the World Cup in 1974 and 2006.

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