Harry Kane to captain England at World Cup
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has been confirmed as England‘s captain for this summer’s World Cup in Russia.
Kane was amongst the favourites to be handed the armband by manager Gareth Southgate, having carried out the role on numerous occasions under the current England boss.
Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson and Chelsea’s Gary Cahill are the only two players in the England squad who captain their clubs, but both have been overlooked in favour of Kane.
“Harry has some outstanding personal qualities. He is a meticulous professional and one of the most important things for a captain is that they set the standard every day,” Southgate said in a statement.
“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 and that has been his drive.
Kane, who will be appearing at his first World Cup, has scored 12 goals in 23 appearances for England.