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Harry Kane will lead England at the World Cup

Harry Kane will captain England at the World Cup

Tottenham striker Harry Kane will captain England at the World Cup in Russia, manager Gareth Southgate has announced.

Kane, 24, scored 41 goals in 48 appearances for Spurs this season, and has 12 goals in 23 appearances for the national side.

Spurs team-mate Eric Dier and Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson have also skippered England recently.

“Harry has some outstanding personal qualities,” said Southgate, who told the England squad during a meeting at St George’s Park on Monday night.

England confirmed the news on their Twitter account on Tuesday morning.

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