Germany drops Sane
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been included in Egypt’s 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup despite being injured.
The final 23-man squad was announced on Monday and published on Egypt’s national team verified Twitter handle.
Salah, 25, went off against Real Madrid with a shoulder injury in the Champions League final on 26 May following a foul by Sergio Ramos.
Also on the list are 45-year-old veteran goalkeeper Essam Elhadary, Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny, Ahmed Hegazy of West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa’s Ahmed Elmohamady.
Egypt’s opening World Cup fixture is against Uruguay on 15 June.
They will meet hosts Russia on 19 June and conclude their campaign in Group A against Saudi Arabia on 25 June.
Meanwhile, World Cup champions Germany have released their 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia with Manchester City winger, Leroy Sane, the biggest omission.
Sane, 22, played a key role for Manchester City who won the English Premier League title and Carabao Cup.
He scored 14 goals and made 17 goals in al competitions for the Citizens.
He will, however, play no part for his country in Russia this summer after being cut from coach Joachim Low’s 27-man preliminary party.
Sane has failed to translate his club form to the national team, scoring no goal and getting only one assist in 12 appearances.
The three other players dropped are; Bernd Leno, Nils Petersen and Jonathan.
Sane Manchester City teammate, Ilkay Gundogan was however included in the team as well as regulars like Mesut Ozil, Toni Kroos, Sami Khedira and Jerome Boateng
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer gets the nod despite his recent injury struggles, while Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus will get the chance to put his previous fitness issues behind him – with the 29-year-old having missed out on a successful World Cup campaign in 2014.
Germany are set to open their 2018 campaign against Mexico on June 17, before going on to face Sweden and South Korea in their other Group F fixtures.