World Cup 2018: 8 days to go

Hurri-Kane can whip up a storm

England's young guns are the Three Lions' key to succeeding at the World Cup, say former England internationals Gary Neville and Nicky Butt.
Former England and Manchester United defender Gary Neville at a rhythm cycling session at Absolute Cycle yesterday. In his opinion, England's prospects in Russia will depend largely on Jordan Pickford and Harry Kane.
Former England and Manchester United defender Gary Neville at a rhythm cycling session at Absolute Cycle yesterday. In his opinion, England's prospects in Russia will depend largely on Jordan Pickford and Harry Kane.ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA

Ex-England stars Neville, Sheringham and Butt tip striker to lead Three Lions to glory

They are the Under-20 World Cup and Under-19 European champions. If 2017 was a breakthrough year for England's age-group teams, can the Three Lions end 52 years of hurt in Russia?

If Gareth Southgate's men are to have a sniff at glory, they will need Harry Kane's nose for goals. After all, England have never lost in all seven competitive games in which the Tottenham man has scored.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 06, 2018, with the headline 'Hurri-Kane can whip up a storm'. Print Edition | Subscribe