Kane set to captain England at World Cup

Gareth Southgate has given his star striker Harry Kane the responsibility of captaining England at the World Cup finals in Russia.

The Tottenham forward, who has scored 12 goals from his 23 caps, emerged as the the 8-11 favourite with Betway to be made skipper following Southgate's squad announcement last Wednesday.

Kane first captained his country in last summer’s 2-2 draw with Scotland and has gone on to wear the armband three times.

Southgate opted for youth over experience with his squad selection, which included two uncapped players, leaving Kane as the obvious choice to lead the Three Lions' World Cup charge.

Match in Focus


Iran v Spain

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Spain have conceded nine goals in their last six matches
Expert verdict
Spain brushed aside any concerns surrounding the managerial switch in their thrilling 3-3 draw with Iberian rivals Portugal and a reproduction of that should be good enough to sink surprise group leaders Iran. However, Iran showed how dangerous they can be on the counter attack in beating a talented Morocco outfit 1-0 and the price looks right for them to pinch a consolation against Spain, who have conceded in five of their last six matches.



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