The Football Association has named Harry Kane as the captain of England team for 2018 FIFA World Cup. The Tottenham Hotspur forward will ear captain’s armband in the tournament beginning next month. Manager Gareth Southgate has faith in him after noticing him as a captain in the qualifiers. Harry Kane became the captain of England for the first time against Scotland last year in the month of June. The Three Lions played well under his leadership on the pitch.
Harry Kane, The Captain of England Team
England has been drawn in the group G of 2018 World Cup with Belgium, Tunisia, and Turkey. They need a leader with good experience and Harry Kane is the one who can lead the England team. Head coach Gareth Southgate said
Harry has some outstanding personal qualities. He is meticulous professional and one of the most important things for a captain is that they set the standard every day. He has belief and high standards and it is a great message for the team to have a captain who has shown that it is possible to be one of the best in the world over a consistent period of time.
Kane was named in England squad by the manager Roy Hodgson against Lithuania in the qualifying match of UEFA Euro 2016. In his debut match, he replaced Wayne Rooney and scored just after 80 seconds. He was again named in the squad to face Italy. Coach Hodgson said he would start along with Wayne Rooney and played full 90 minutes in the next game. Harry Kane has now scored 12 international goals for England in 23 games since 2015. After noticing his name as captain, the 24 years old player said
It’s an amazing honor. Obviously, you always dream of playing for England, growing up. To be the captain is that little bit more. “So excited, obviously excited for the World Cup. I just can’t wait to be there and experience it. To be leading the lads out is going to be special. But for me nothing changes — I’m the same person, the same player, and it’s just about the team. We’ve just got to do what we can and go as far as we can
Before Kane, Wayne Rooney, Joe Hart, and Gary Cahill have been captain of England under the management of Gareth Southgate. He had another amazing season at Tottenham Hotspur. The player scored a total of 45 goals in 52 matches for England and Tottenham Hotspur during the 2017-18 session.
Football World Cup begins on 14 June this year in Russia featuring 32 best teams. Download schedule of 2018 FWC. England will begin their FIFA World Cup 2018 campaign against Tunisia on 18 June followed by Panama and Belgium on 24 and 28 June respectively. They qualified directly for the finals without losing any game in the qualifiers.