Die Mannschaft faces big blow ahead of Confederation Cup

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Leroy Sane is set to undergo a nose operation and will miss the Confederation Cup in Russia.

Joachim Low named a relatively young squad for the Confederation Cup as he wants the youngster to be ready ahead of next year’s FIFA World Cup.

But the defending champions have already suffered a blow as, Manchester City winger Leroy Sane is set to miss his country’s quest for another major silverware.

The 21-year old is set to undergo a nose operation and therefore will not be available for selection for the Confederation Cup which starts on June 17.

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“I would have liked to have been in Russia,” Sane said via a statement on the German Football Federation’s website.

He also added, “I have decided, in consultation with the doctors, to use the summer break for this procedure so I can start the new season with a clean bill of health.”

It will surely be a big blow for the Die Mannschaft as they feature a relatively young side and considering Sane’s form in his 1st season for Manchester City was quite impressive as the winger bagged 9 goals along with 8 assists. Sane was one of the key players in Low’s young squad and the 21-year old winger will be surely missed.

Germany has not yet named a replacement for Sane and the board has time as they do not have to submit the final squad until 7th June.