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England confident Harry Kane will be fit for US game after foot scans

England are reportedly confident that captain Harry Kane will be fit for their second Group B World Cup encounter against the United States on Friday, according to the Guardian.

The Tottenham Hotspur striker suffered a stamp on his foot during England’s 6-2 win over Iran. Morteza Pouraliganji committed the foul early in the second half, but Kane played on until the 75th minute.

After the game, England boss Gareth Southgate told reporters (via The Mirror): “I think Harry’s fine. It looked like a bad tackle, but he carried on in the game.

“We took him off because we felt it was a moment in the game we could do that.”

Kane has undergone scans, and the FA has positive news but remains tight-lipped. The camp believes that despite the precautionary scan, Kane will be able to play against the US.

When asked in a press conference ahead of the game, Jordan Pickford said: “I think Harry is good, probably just a little bit sore. I’m sure he is fine.

“He was out on the grass with us today, which is good. He is our captain.”

The news is good for England because Kane is a weapon for the Three Lions. He is a terrific scorer and an incredible creator. His link-up play is also one of the best in Europe.


Newcastle United’s Callum Wilson replaced Kane and delivered an assist for Jack Grealish’s goal. If any concerns about Kane resurface, he will be in line for a start. Manchester United attacker Marcus Rashford can also slot in as a centre-forward.

England take on the US with a chance to seize control of the group and ensure qualification to the next round.

They were superb against Iran, with the team receiving plaudits for their performance.

The England manager will hope for more of the same when his side takes on the US. He will likely stick with the same starting XI if Kane is fit and firing.

Southgate will reportedly stick with a back four against the US, but the back three may return later in the tournament.

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