Tottenham Hotspur Striker Harry Kane will captain England at next month’s World Cup finals in Russia, the Football Association said on Tuesday. The announcement was made in a video published on Twitter.
England manager Gareth Southgate told the England squad that: “Harry has some outstanding personal qualities,” during a meeting at St George’s Park on Monday night.
Spurs team-mate Eric Dier and Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson have also skippered England recently.
Harry Kane has scored 12 goals for England from 23 appearances and first captained his country in a World Cup qualifier against Scotland last year.
England face Tunisia, Panama and Belgium at the World Cup.