Harry Kane set to start for England in World Cup clash with USA as Southgate reveals what injury REALLY was

    GARETH SOUTHGATE has confirmed that Harry Kane IS FIT to face USA tomorrow.

    The England captain suffered a knock to his right ankle during the 6-2 victory over Iran in their World Cup opener.

    Harry Kane was back training with his teammates in Qatar today

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    Harry Kane was back training with his teammates in Qatar todayCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun
    Gareth Southgate has provided a huge injury update on the Three Lions captain

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    Gareth Southgate has provided a huge injury update on the Three Lions captainCredit: Getty
    The striker suffered a knock to his ankle during England's 6-2 win over Iran

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    The striker suffered a knock to his ankle during England’s 6-2 win over IranCredit: PA
    Kane has been given the all-clear to return to training ahead of the USA game

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    Kane has been given the all-clear to return to training ahead of the USA gameCredit: PA

    He did play on for 25 minutes before he was eventually replaced on 76 minutes and he was spotted with strapping on lower leg afterwards sparking major fears from supporters.

    The Tottenham striker has since undergone a scan to determine the severity of the injury, but now boss Southgate has provided some good news for the worried nation.

    Ahead of the second Group B game with USA, he told ITV: “He’s good.

    “He’s worked a little bit more individually today, but he’ll be back in with the team tomorrow and all good for the game.

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    “We just checked him out just to see. I think, sometimes, when you’re treating things, it’s important to know exactly what is there and that was all good.

    “It’s not so much the ankle, it’s more the foot.

    “It was a poor challenge, really, but I think it’s one that, fortunately, we’ve got away with reasonably lightly.

    “I was [holding my breath] when he went down on the pitch, but once he’d carried on playing, everything has been good.”

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    That followed on from England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford revealing that Kane, 29, trained with the rest of the squad yesterday.

    He said: “I think he is good, probably a bit sore but he’s out on the grass today with us. He’s fine, yeah.” 

    Kane actually trained away from the group on the grass on Wednesday.

    But he was back with his teammates this morning as Southgate and his staff put the squad through their paces in the 29C heat.

    Kane’s foot is still sore but looks certain to start against the United States tomorrow.

    Kane and his teammates trained in the scorching Qatar sun this morning

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    Kane and his teammates trained in the scorching Qatar sun this morningCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun
    The Tottenham striker looked in good spirits as he enjoyed a laugh with Kieran Trippier

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    The Tottenham striker looked in good spirits as he enjoyed a laugh with Kieran TrippierCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun
    Harry Kane will be hoping to get off the mark at the World Cup against the US

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    Harry Kane will be hoping to get off the mark at the World Cup against the USCredit: PA
    Harry Kane is closing in on surpassing Wayne Rooney's England goalscoring record

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    Harry Kane is closing in on surpassing Wayne Rooney’s England goalscoring recordCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun

    Harry Maguire, who felt unwell against Iran, is also training and looks set to win his 50th England cap against the Americans.

    The only player absent from training earlier is James Maddison, who is due to return to on Saturday.

    England face the USA on Friday in the second match of Group B knowing that a victory would seal their place in the knockouts.

    And that is before their third and final one against Wales on Tuesday 29 November.

    Kane will also be desperate to play in both of those matches as he needs just three more goals to overtake Wayne Rooney as England’s all-time top scorer.

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