Leroy Sane has been ruled out of Germany’s match against Japan with a knee injury

Leory Sane sustained an injury in training and was ruled out of Germany’s opening World Cup match against Japan.

Sane, 26, missed Germany’s last training session before facing Japan on Wednesday.

A statement from the DFB on Tuesday morning read: “The German national team should be without Leroy Sane for their opening World Cup match against Japan on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old attacking player from champions Bayern Munich is unavailable against the four-time Asian champions due to knee problems. The remaining 25 players from Germany’s World Cup squad took part in the final training session in the north.

After lunch, the team of four-time world champions will head to the Qatari capital, Doha, where Captain Manuel Neuer and his companions will spend the night before the opening match.

German coach Hansi Flick is scheduled to speak to the press later on Tuesday, along with his Bayern Munich teammate Joshua Kimmich.

Sani was expected to start against Japan but Flick has options in this field, with all options Serge Gnabry, Julian Brandt, Mario Gotze and Kai Havertz. Musiala’s beauty can be seen on a large scale.

Sane has been a regular in Germany’s teams since making his debut in 2015. Since then, the former Manchester City player has appeared 45 times for his country, scoring 11 goals. Elsewhere in Group D on Wednesday, Spain will play Costa Rica.

Germany’s next match after Japan is against Spain on Sunday.


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