Sources: England hopeful Kane might be match for US


England are hopeful captain Harry Kane might be match to face the USA on Friday regardless of an ankle harm scare, sources have informed ESPN.

The 29-year-old underwent a scan which is believed to have been extra precautionary than in response to a deterioration in his situation after he was substituted with 14 minutes remaining of Monday’s 6-2 win over Iran.

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Kane, who has a historical past of ankle issues, was pictured with strapping on his proper ankle as he left the Khalifa Worldwide Stadium however sources have performed down the severity of the issue and goalkeeper Jordan Pickford confirmed Kane took half in a closed coaching session on the staff’s base in Al Wakrah on Wednesday.

“I think he’s good,” mentioned Pickford mentioned of Kane. “Probably feeling a little bit sore but I think he’s fine, he was out with us on the grass today so that’s good. He’s our captain and I think he’s fine.”

Kane didn’t discover the online in opposition to Iran however registered two assists as England surged to the highest of Group B, underlining his significance to the group.

Pickford mentioned: “Everybody will take their probability. When Harry got here off, Callum [Wilson] got here on and performed rather well, received the help for Jack [Grealish], he was actually unselfish and gave Jack his aim.

“Everyone seems to be coaching actually laborious. Everybody’s right here for a motive: to play soccer. However clearly Harry is an unbelievably participant. He units the instance within the squad. He is the chief, he is the captain. All of us look as much as him. However there are additionally alternatives for different lads as nicely.”

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