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Mario Gotze reveals heartbreak after being left out of Germany’s squad for the World Cup

Borussia Dortmund star scored the winner in the final four years ago as Die Mannschaft edged past Argentina

MARIO GOTZE has revealed his heartbreak after being left out of Germany’s squad for the 2018 World Cup.

The Borussia Dortmund star, 25, scored the winner in the final four years ago as Die Mannschaft edged past Argentina in extra-time.

Mario Gotze has shared his pain after missing out on Germany's World Cup squad

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Mario Gotze has shared his pain after missing out on Germany’s World Cup squad

But Gotze has not made Joachim Low’s squad this time around after returning from a serious illness last year.


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And the German shared his anguish, tweeting: “Of course I’m sad that I’m not attending the World Cup.

“I will do everything I can to get back to the squad of our national team.

“I wish the boys, the coaches and the team behind the team a good time in Russia and I will keep my fingers crossed for everyone to be world champions.”

Mario Gotze scored the winner in the final four years ago in Brazil

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Mario Gotze scored the winner in the final four years ago in Brazil

Last March, Gotze was ruled out for the season with “metabolic disturbances” – later diagnosed as rare disease Myopathy.


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Symptoms of Myopathy include muscle weakness and fatigue, and it can delay the resting period needed for an athlete after strenuous exercise.

However, Gotze battled back to make his first-team return that summer – before earning a Germany recall in November.

Yet he has failed to make the cut this time around, as Low’s opted to pass on Gotze in favour of the likes of Leroy Sane.

Mario Gotze will have to watch Germany's World Cup title defence from home

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Mario Gotze will have to watch Germany’s World Cup title defence from home

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