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England boss Gareth Southgate has revealed that Marcus Rashford has sustained an injury to his knee.

"I would be surprised if the majority of players did not say the World Cup is the biggest sporting event in the world".

Kane, who says his mum cried when he was handed the captaincy by Southgate, does not expect a repeat of the woeful Euro 2016 campaign which saw them beaten by minnows Iceland in the last 16 and cost then manager Roy Hodgson his job. "The FA have spoken to us security-wise and I've got every confidence in them and with family going out there".

"We ask people to pay a lot of money to watch football".

"But I think there was a shift [in public opinion] in November when we brought in some of the younger players. We have personal support, team support and official protocol in place".

Harry Kane hopes a shift in mentality will help England have a successful World Cup in Russian Federation.

Harry Kane will lead England into the World Cup as captain.

But Southgate insists that his players are primarily determined to entertain and ensure that England at least enjoys a feel-good factor during the tournament. We haven't spoken about it too much, with that I think it's about being free in your mind, picking where you want to go and go with it.

"We hope we can send people to work the following day having enjoyed our matches", he said.

"The main thing is to believe it can be different, it's been tough for the last 50 years because we haven't won anything".

"I also played in a three for Southampton with Vigil van Dijk and Jose Fonte, and we went on Southampton's record clean sheet run, six on the bounce".

Kane added that he regards national team achievements higher than those at club level.


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