Leroy Sane to miss Germany friendly against Peru due to 'personal reasons'

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Leroy Sane (right) played for Germany on Thursday

Leroy Sane will not feature for Germany in Sunday’s friendly with Peru, the German Football Association (DFB) has announced.

The Manchester City winger left the team’s hotel in Munich due to “private reasons” following discussions with head coach Joachim Low.

Sane came on as an 83rd-minute substitute during Germany’s goalless draw with World Cup champions France in the UEFA Nations League opener on Thursday evening.

The 22-year-old was a surprise omission from Germany’s World Cup squad after a stellar season with City, which saw him win the Premier League title and Carabao Cup.

Sane scored 10 goals and provided 15 assists in 32 league appearances as Pep Guardiola’s side became the first team to reach 100 points.

As a result, the winger picked up the PFA young player of the year award but he missed out the 23-man squad to Russia with Bayer Leverkusen’s Julian
Brandt taking his place, with national team coach Miroslav Klose citing his failure to impress in training and matches.

The former Schalke winger has yet to start for the Premier League champions this season, making just three substitute appearances for a total of 30 minutes, and had his attitude questioned by international team-mate Toni Kroos earlier in the week.

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World Cup top scorer Harry Kane to wear golden boots against Spain

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Harry Kane has revealed he will wear a pair of golden boots in England’s Nations League opener against Spain on Saturday.

It will be the England skipper’s first international appearance since being awarded the Golden Boot for finishing as the top scorer at the summer’s World Cup.

Tottenham striker Kane scored six goals during the tournament in Russia, helping England reach the semi-finals.

Kane tweeted a picture of the boots, provided by Nike, and wrote: “Buzzing to wear these tomorrow night. Gold boots.”

Kane was the second England player to win the Golden Boot at a World Cup after Gary Lineker in 1986.

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Watch: Scotland can't focus only on Eden Hazard, says Andrew Robertson

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New Scotland captain Andy Robertson believes Eden Hazard is among the best five players in the world as he prepares to lock horns with the Belgium playmaker on Friday night.

The World Cup semi-finalists will travel to Hampden Park for a friendly as preparation for their Nations League opener in Iceland on Tuesday, with the Scots hosting Albania in their first game in the tournament on Monday night.

Scots boss Alex McLeish has appointed the Liverpool left-back as his new skipper and Robertson has plenty of experience playing against the Chelsea forward, whom he rates highly.

The former Queen’s Park, Dundee United and Hull player said: “He is up there. He is probably in the top five at the minute.

“I played against him many a time and even if he is having a quiet game he can pop up at any point and turn a game and that is what we are up against.

“He is special. The way he turns and gets at players, he can commit two or three defenders at a time and that is a very special trait, there is not many that have it but he has it.

“He has been unbelievable for Chelsea and Belgium and he is somebody we will need to watch.

“The problem with Belgium is you can’t focus on Hazard as someone else pops up.

“That is one of the problems of playing a world-class team, you have to be aware of all their threats and we will be ready for them and do our best to stop them.”

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