David Lee in Russia: Star strikers in the race for Golden Boot share common traits

Footballers dream of playing at the World Cup, but the competition’s unforgiving nature means only the sharpest strikers will perform according to ex-England international Gary Neville.
England's Harry Kane celebrates scoring their second goal in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, on June 24, 2018.
England's Harry Kane celebrates scoring their second goal in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, on June 24, 2018.PHOTO: REUTERS

ST PETERSBURG - Forget the fad about false nines. The traditional No. 9s are back with a vengeance at this World Cup.

England striker Harry Kane leads the race for the Golden Boot with five goals after just two group games, thanks to his hat-trick against Panama on Sunday.

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