England Fan Says He Has 'No Regrets' Over 'World Cup Winners' Tattoo

Rex Christensen
July 12, 2018

Kane, who scored six goals in Russian Federation to equal Gary Lineker's record for England strikes at a single World Cup, struggled as Gareth Southgate's side slipped to a 2-1 extra-time defeat at the Luzhniki Stadium that ended their hopes of ending over 50 years of hurt.

Kane became just the third England player to hit a World Cup hat-trick in the 6-1 rout of Panama, joining Lineker and Geoff Hurst, the star of the 1966 final victory over West Germany. "We said we want to write our own history and hopefully we can go one step further and get to the final".

"It was a tough game, a 50-50 game, I'm sure we'll look back at stuff we could have done better but we worked as hard as we could".

"As a player I know I have a job, on and off the pitch, to inspire people", he said.

England captain Harry Kane thanks fans after losing the World Cup semifinal to Croatia. That team also exceeded expectations and won the adulation of fans at home with a beloved center forward who played for Tottenham.

However, through my crash course in the other* football, I keep finding more and more striking parallels in the trajectory of each team and their supporters.

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Merkel, for her part, called the two nations "good partners" and said "we wish to continue to cooperate in the future". The organization is asking all member states spend a minimum 2 percent of their GDP on defensive measures by 2024.

That hasn't been the case this year, and since England's 2-0 win over Sweden on Saturday, the song has surged in popularity. The North Africans then leveled with a penalty.

"We were really comfortable in the game", said England defender Harry Maguire, who twice rose highest at corners in the first 15 minutes to send headers wide of Croatia's goal.

Meanwhile the England men's U20's team achieved World Cup glory after beating Venezuela 1-0 past year.

Against Croatia, when the late chance came again, Kane could only guide it wide. There's a lot we could have done better.

He is now at the top of the Golden Boot standings for most goals scored at the tournament with two more than Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku. The fans were incredible, " Kane said. "I can't ask more of him as a captain or as a man over the last three weeks".

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