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Sport England look to Kane for World Cup magic

20:29  11 july  2018
20:29  11 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

England hope different mindset will conquer penalty curse

  England hope different mindset will conquer penalty curse England have projected this World Cup as a fresh start for a new generation but the team's record of failure in penalty shoot-outs may not be so easy to forget. Penalties have been the death of England at six of the last 12 major tournaments and in that time, they have won only once, against Spain at Euro '96. Gareth Southgate's playing career was defined by the shot he side-footed into the hands of Andreas Kopke as England then lost in the semi-finals at Wembley to Germany. "I have had a couple of decades thinking it through," Southgate said last week.

That’s another way to look at it.” Kane may not be obsessed with the goal gong but he certainly knows his World Cup history when it comes to leading It was the 2006 World Cup when they last won in the second stage of a major tournament. England have a terrible record since Italia 90, winning just

England into World Cup knockout stage as Kane hat-trick leads 6-1 Panama rout. “There are plenty of English clubs that play an agricultural brand of football and have done for years on end, but words like ‘filthy’ are generally not used by journalists to describe them.

a man holding a football ball© Provided by MediaWorks NZ Limited The last time England made a FIFA World Cup final, they won. That was in 1966 though and it's been 52 long years since they’ve been back on football's biggest stage.

Hopes are high around England that this is the year the Three Lions finally break their hoodoo.

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The English will come up against a Croatian side equally desperate to make this tournament one to remember.

Playing as Croatia, their best finish was third at the 1998 tournament, the only previous time they've made it out of the group stages.

England end penalty jinx to edge Colombia in shootout

  England end penalty jinx to edge Colombia in shootout England edged Colombia on penalties to halt a run of five successive shootout defeats at major tournaments and book a quarter-final clash against Sweden at the World Cup. Harry Kane fired England ahead with his tournament-leading sixth goal just before the hour in Moscow, converting a penalty after he was hauled down by Carlos Sanchez at a corner.Gareth Southgate's team looked to be heading into the last eight in regulation time until Yerry Mina equalised with a 93rd-minute header as the giant Colombian defender scored for the third game in a row.

With six World Cup goals so far BBC Sport looks at why the Golden Boot is now within reach for Kane puts England ahead from penalty spot. England 's Harry Kane is used to accolades for his At 24, Kane has hit a magic number when it comes to the top scorer prize, with seven of the first nine

England manager Gareth Southgate and Harry Kane look forward to World Cup quarter final match against Sweden. It might take a moment of magic to unlock this stoic Swedish defence – and could Jesse Lingard be the man to deliver it? The Man United forward has become an integral part of the

They'll rely on Luke Modric as their main creative outlet, the Real Madrid star is one of the classiest midfielders on the planet. Modric completes all the tasks of a midfield playmaker with elite execution.

England will turn to Harry Kane as their talismanic figure to lead them through to Monday's final. Kane's six goals this tournament have seen him all but lock up top goalscorer, the next best players still in the tournament are Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann of France on three – and they only have one more game to play.

England's always had their share of elite footballing stars but Kane has been able to do what the likes of Rooney, Beckham and Gerrard couldn't, he's put England on his back  and powered them towards footballing history.

Maradona calls English win 'monumental robbery'

  Maradona calls English win 'monumental robbery' Argentine great Diego Maradona said England perpetrated a "monumental robbery" in their World Cup victory over Colombia and accused referee Mark Geiger of not being up to such a game. Maradona, notorious in England for his famous 'Hand of God' goal at the 1986 tournament, said the American official should have penalised Harry Kane rather than give a penalty for a foul by Colombia's Carlos Sanchez during Tuesday's knockout match"Today I saw a monumental robbery on the pitch... a fatal mistake for a whole country," he said of the incident that put England 1-0 ahead in the second half.

England fans celebrate 6-1 World Cup win over Panama – video. Hungary’s 10-1 win against El Salvador in 1982 will have to be a target for Kane is now the leading scorer in the tournament, with five goals, and Gary Lineker is the only player, through all the ages, who has accumulated more

With six World Cup goals so far BBC Sport looks at why the Golden Boot is now within reach for England 's England 's Harry Kane is used to accolades for his goal scoring - after all it took him just 79 BBC Sport looks at how he stacks up against the rest and whether the Golden Boot could be

Admittedly, England have one of their best lineups in many years but Kane's been a true go-to man, turning up when they've most needed him.

He scored a vital stoppage time winner in their opener against Tunisia, then put three past a hapless Panama side and stepped up to calmly slot home a penalty in the shootout win over Colombia.

One more goal for Kane would put him past Gary Lineker's 32 year England record of six goals in a World Cup tournament, and would go a long way to booking their spot in football's biggest match.

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