Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - October 5, 2017 England's Harry Kane celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
CAIRO – 22 May 2018: England manager, Gareth Southgate, announced on Tuesday that Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane, will be the English team's captain during their participation at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
“It is an amazing honour. You always dream of playing for England growing up and to be the captain is that little bit more," Kane told skysports.
Kane, 24, is the youngest player to be named captain of an English team for a World Cup tournament.
Asked about the reasons behind choosing Kane, Southgate said, “Harry has some outstanding personal qualities. He is a meticulous professional and one of the most important things for a captain is that they set the standard every day.”
Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson and Tottenham Hotspur’s Eric Dier captained England under Southgate but at the end he decided to grant Kane the armband.
“He has belief and high standards and it is a great message for the team to have a captain who has shown that it is possible to be one of the best in the world over,” added Southgate.
England plays in Group G alongside Panama, Tunisia and Belgium.