Soccer: Germany star Sane out of World Cup opener against Japan

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The German Football Association on Tuesday announced star winger Leroy Sane will miss his team's opening World Cup game against Japan. In a blow to Die Mannschaft, the Bayern Munich player will not play Wednesday in Qatar due to a "knee problem," according to a statement posted to the DFB website. A two-time Bundesliga champion with Bayern and two-time English Premier League winner with Manchester City, the 26-year-old Sane is a key piece in Germany's potent attack. He will have to wait until later in the tournament to make his 49th appearance for the senior national team. The other 25 members...

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