ZURICH: Manchester City winger Leroy Sane has been left out of Germany’s 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russia while Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has been confirmed in Egypt’s squad for the finals.
Sane, 22, who won the Premier League title with City, was not included in manager Joachim Low’s final squad when it was reduced to 23 players. There were places for Sane’s City team-mate Ilkay Gundogan, Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger.
Sane, signed from Schalke in 2016, was named the PFA Young Player of the Year after a strong season for City after beating off competition from team-mate Raheem Sterling and Tottenham striker Harry Kane.
Sane, who scored 10 goals and provided 15 assists in 28 games during the season, was one of four players discarded by Germany along with Bernd Leno, Jonathan Tah and Nils Petersen.
Germany begin their World Cup finals campaign against Mexico on June 17 and also face Sweden and South Korea in Group F.
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona), Kevin Trapp (Paris St-Germain)
Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Matthias Ginter (Borussia Monchengladbach), Jonas Hector (Cologne), Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Marvin Plattenhardt (Hertha Berlin), Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea), Niklas Sule (Bayern Munich)
Midfielders: Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen), Julian Draxler (Paris St-Germain), Leon Goretska (Schalke), Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City), Sami Khedira (Juventus), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Sebastian Rudy (Bayern Munich)
Strikers: Mario Gomez (Stuttgart), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Timo Werner (RB Leipzig)
Liverpool forward Salah has been named in Egypt’s 23-man squad despite doubts prompted after he injured a shoulder during the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.
But after undergoing treatment the 25-year-old has been selected for his country’s Group A campaign where they will face hosts Russia, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay -.
Salah staggered out of the Champions League final on May 26 in tears after a tussle with Madrid captain Sergio Ramos but has been included in the Egypt squad, even though he is expected to miss their opening game against Uruguay on June 15.
Goalkeepers: Essam El-Hadary (Al Taawoun), Mohamed El-Shennawy (Al Ahly), Sherif Ekramy (Al Ahly).
Defenders: Ahmed Fathi (Al Ahly), Saad Samir (Al Ahly), Ayman Ashraf (Al Ahly), Mohamed AbdelShafy (Al Fath), Ahmed Hegazi (West Brom), Ali Gabr (West Brom), Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa), Omar Gaber (LAFC), Mahmoud Hamdy El-Wensh (Zamalek).
Midfielders: Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Mahmoud Abdel-Razik Shikabala (Al Raed), Abdallah El-Said (Al Ahli), Sam Morsy (Wigan), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), Mahmoud Kahraba (Ittihad), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City), Mahmoud Trezeguet (Kasimpasa), Amr Warda (Atromitos).
Forwards: Marwan Mohsen (Al Ahly), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool).