Germany and Bayern Munich winger Leroy Sane has been ruled out of his side’s opening match of the World Cup against Japan with a knee injury.
The German Football Association (DFB) confirmed the Bayern Munich forward’s absence on social on Tuesday.
Leroy Sane missed training on Tuesday, Germany’s final training session before the Japan fixture on Wednesday.
Sane came into the World Cup in good form for Bayern, having scored ten goals in 19 games in all competitions this season, along with six assists.
The Rest of the German squad trained on Tuesday and are eligible for selection in the match-day side.