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Man City winger Sane set for summer surgery and will miss Confederations Cup

Goal.com logo Goal.com 23-05-2017

Manchester City winger Leroy Sane has withdrawn from Germany's squad for the Confederations Cup.

The 21-year-old is to undergo surgery on his nose and will therefore sit out the tournament in Russia, which begins 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.

"I 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."

Germany have not yet named a replacement for Sane but do not have to submit their final squad for the tournament until June 7.

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The world champions face Cameroon, Chile and Australia in their group.

Sane registered nine goals and eight assists in all competitions in his first season with City.

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