Sane confirms birth of daughter

Leroy Sane has thanked Germany boss Joachim Low for allowing him to be present for the birth of his daughter, who has been named Rio Stella.

Leroy Sane in Germany training   -  Bongarts

Leroy Sane has confirmed his partner has given birth to a daughter. The Manchester City and Germany star left the national team camp on Friday after meeting with coach Joachim Low, with the German Football Association (DFB) citing "personal reasons".

There were initial suggestions of a falling-out involving Sane, who has struggled to earn a spot in City's starting XI this season despite shining under Pep Guardiola in 2017-18.

READ: Sane leaves Germany squad for 'personal reasons'

However, it was later reported Sane's girlfriend Candice Brook had gone into labour and the winger says that mum and baby are both well.


Sane's daughter has been named Rio Stella, his father Souleymane Sane told Bild. Germany faces Peru in a friendly match on Sunday.

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