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England’s Harry Kane fit to face US, says Gareth Southgate

England captain Harry Kane has been given the all-clear to face the USA in England’s World Cup Group B conflict in Al Khor on Friday after shaking off an ankle knock, supervisor Gareth Southgate confirmed.

Kane took a blow to his ankle simply earlier than halftime in England’s opening 6-2 win over Iran on Monday and was substituted late within the second half. He had scans on Wednesday however Southgate stated there was no severe harm and the striker was match to face the People.

“He’s good. He’s labored a bit of bit extra individually at present, however he’ll be again in with the crew tomorrow and all good for the sport,” Southgate instructed ITV in an interview.

“We simply checked him out simply to see. I feel, generally, whenever you’re treating issues, it’s essential to know precisely what’s there and that was all good.

“It’s not a lot the ankle, it’s extra the foot. It was a poor problem, actually, however I feel it’s one which, thankfully, we’ve acquired away with fairly flippantly.”

Kane has scored 51 objectives for England and desires simply two extra to equal Wayne Rooney’s all-time document so his absence would have been a significant blow to their possibilities in Qatar .

“I used to be (holding my breath) when he went down on the pitch, however as soon as he’d carried on taking part in, all the pieces has been good,” stated Southgate, whose aspect will qualify for the final 16 with a recreation to spare in the event that they beat the USA.

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