FIFA World Cup 2022 Leroy Sane ruled out of Germany's opener against Japan due to knee injury

German winger Leroy Sane has suffered an injury in training and will miss Germany's World Cup Group E opener against Japan

The 26-year-old did not participate in their final training session in northern Qatar before the game in Doha on Wednesday,and it was unclear how long he would be out

The Germans will also face Spain on November 27 before concluding their group stage against Costa Rica on December 1

Germany, who were eliminated in the first round of the 2018 World Cup

also had striker Niclas Fuellkrug out for a few days with the flu, but he has since returned to training

Leroy Sane has sustained an injury in training and has been ruled out of Germany's opening World Cup game against Japan

Leroy Sane ruled out of Germany's opener against Japan due to knee injury

Sane, 26, has missed Germany's final training session before they take on Japan on Wednesday