England tabs Harry Kane as captain for 2018 World Cup
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WORLD CUP COUNTDOWN—23 DAYS
Tottenham talisman Harry Kane has been confirmed as England’s captain ahead of this summer’s World Cup in Russia.
The 24-year-old has made 23 appearances for the Three Lions since making his debut against Lithuania in 2015, a game in which he scored just 80 seconds after coming on a second half substitute.
Kane’s confirmation as skipper end months of speculation regarding who Gareth Southgate would appoint for this summer’s showpiece event, with Jordan Henderson and club colleague Eric Dier having also been handed the armband during the past year.
He will spearhead England’s attack this summer as Southgate looks to build upon an impressive qualifying campaign, in which England went undefeated earning 26 points from their 10 games.
“Of course, it’s an amazing honor, “Kane told England’s official Twitter page a short, impromptu livestream.
England begin their World Cup campaign against Tunisia on June 18, before going to face Panama and Belgium in their other two group games.