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Low Explains Shock Sane Snub For WC Squad

Joachim Low Explains Shock Leroy Sane Snub For 2018 FIFA World Cup Squad

By David Kappel - Jun 04, 2018 06:30 PM @kappilinho

Germany coach Joachim Low has explained his controversial decision to cut Manchester City's Leroy Sane from his squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Click through the mini-gallery above to see the four players cut from Germany's provisional squad by Low.

The 58-year-old, who has been in charge of Germany since 2006 and won football's biggest showpiece with Die Mannschaft in 2014, opted to omit Sane from his final selection for Russia, despite the winger being named the PFA Young Player of the Season in England.

Sane scored 14 goals and assisted another 19 strikes in 49 appearances for City in the 2017/18 campaign, but has not scored and has only set up one goal in his 12 appearances for Germany so far.

"It was a very close decision between him and Julian Brandt, which was made in favour of Brandt," Low explained, as quoted by the Daily Metro.

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

"Leroy is a huge talent. He will be back again from September. He had not arrived in international matches yet. It was a very close decision. If it was a 100m race, it would have been a photo finish."

Low also revealed how he informed the four players, namely Sane, Jonathan Tah, Bernd Leno and Nils Petersen, of his decision to cut them from Germany's final World Cup squad on Monday morning, and that it was not an easy day for him.

"There are certainly easier days in the life of a national team head coach than they day where I have to send four payers home," he added.

"These are four players who had merited their place in the provisional squad through their performances. I spoke to the four players and the disappointment was huge, as you would expect.

"It's as if you are stood at the check-in desk for your flight to Moscow, but are then prevented from boarding."

Read: Germany Announce Final WC Squad, Cut Four!

Germany, who have been drawn in Group F alongside Mexico, Sweden and Korea Republic, will face Saudi Arabia in their final preparation game on Friday.

Do you think Low made the right decision in snubbing Sane? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Manueldosantos Joined: 07 Jun 2011
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Manueldosantos Jun 05, 2018 01:21 PM
Sane thought only performing for City is enough. No boy. You needed to perform for Germany in the qualifying games and friendlies to maintain your place. You will grow boy from this.
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nazzi the second Joined: 23 Oct 2017
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nazzi the second Jun 05, 2018 09:42 AM
in football we will never have the same opinion, if coach prefers other palyers over Sane so be it grow up not everything is about black or white, his national team stats are weak so it's only justifiable
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skols Jun 05, 2018 09:37 AM
Injured
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skols Joined: 09 Apr 2017
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skols Jun 05, 2018 09:36 AM
Good luck with Reus coach that he doesn't get insured because he's very good but then again injury prone
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leendomint Joined: 11 Oct 2016
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leendomint Jun 05, 2018 07:26 AM
I wish all the good rejected players could form a squad and call themselves Bafana Bafana...so we can qualify and win the world cup.
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Pep G junior Joined: 26 Dec 2017
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Pep G junior Jun 05, 2018 06:51 AM
Coach knows better
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clemz7 Joined: 29 Dec 2013
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clemz7 Jun 05, 2018 05:19 AM
Coach is the one who will carry the blame weather he wins o loose, so it needs a brave man to cut the best back home, right decision Mr Coach
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MR E Jun 05, 2018 03:55 AM
Sane deserve to be in the squad, he had a brilliant season with city!
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prakazel Joined: 14 Mar 2013
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prakazel Jun 05, 2018 12:30 AM
@Ntsika239 with old players he won the cup...julio brandt is not better than sane. He was the 2nd highest creator of goals in the premier league..scored more goals than tau and ramagalela. He was involved in more goals than the whole Thieves Fc team
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prakazel Joined: 14 Mar 2013
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prakazel Jun 05, 2018 12:28 AM
@Chelsea_Bucs_general. Reus is injury prone. Did not even feature a lot of qualifying games.
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D'aqua Jun 04, 2018 11:54 PM
Hes wasteful
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murendeni joe Joined: 20 Feb 2015
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murendeni joe Jun 04, 2018 10:25 PM
If he was selected he was going to b surplus to requirements
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murendeni joe Joined: 20 Feb 2015
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murendeni joe Jun 04, 2018 10:22 PM
GERMANY is a star studded team , is not a big surprise he was rejected
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takandalo Jun 04, 2018 09:56 PM
I'm not surprised ,sane ,draxler ,rues they all play the same position .draxler n rues have experience .good decision coach .
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takandalo Joined: 06 Jun 2014
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takandalo Jun 04, 2018 09:56 PM
I'm not surprised ,sane ,draxler ,rues they all play the same position .draxler n rues have experience .good decision coach .
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Chelsea_Bucs_general Jun 04, 2018 08:57 PM
@Tabali who was Sane gonna bench... mhm?
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Chelsea_Bucs_general Jun 04, 2018 08:56 PM
Low is the best manager/coach... he chooses players who he thinks will suit his style of play... Sir Alex did it before.... Pep Guadiola is doing it (yaya toure)..... if he wins he gives credit to the players if he loses he takes the blame.... anyway it was gonna be difficult for Sane to bench Reus actually it is impossible for him to do so Marco Rues is the star of that team... so big up to Low
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Ntsika239 Joined: 24 Mar 2017
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Ntsika239 Jun 04, 2018 08:21 PM
But Louw won world cup 2014 without Sane, ....ppl get excites about nothing, this actually speaks volume about the abundance of talent the German coach is presented with ...Bandy is a phenomenal player ....German are more of the favourites to win dic 1 as well.
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prakazel Joined: 14 Mar 2013
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prakazel Jun 04, 2018 08:06 PM
Mario gomez over sane?
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Zakes2324 Jun 04, 2018 08:05 PM
Forget about winning the world Cup

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