The head coach of Germany, Joachim Low has announced his 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia but left out Manchester City's sensational player Leroy Sane.

The 22-year-old star who scored 14 goals and contributed 15 assists this season to help Manchester City win the Premiership title was deemed surplus to requirements by Joachim Low.

'That was a very close decision between him and Julian Brandt, which was made in favor of Brandt,' Low said in his press conference on Monday.

'Draxler, Reus and (Thomas) Muller are set. Leroy has a huge talent. He will be back again from September. He had not arrived in international matches yet.

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If it was a 100m race, it would have been a photo finish. He already has something extraordinary in the game and that speed that is needed internationally.

And, moreover, he can make a difference in some games with his speed. If he continues to develop, he will be very happy to us in the future.'   

Meanwhile, Sane's omission from the Germany squad for this year's World Cup is causing an outrage online.