In today’s final World Cup group stage encounter between England and neighbour Wales at the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022, Gareth Southgate has discussed the option of resting captain Harry Kane.
Kane will be allowed to participate in Tuesday’s World Cup match between England and Wales. The 28-year-old skipper appeared lethargic in Friday’s 0-0 draw with the United States after suffering an injury in England’s opening match against Iran.
Kane’s foot experienced issues as a result of the injury, according to England coach Gareth Southgate, but he will play against Wales.
Speaking in a press conference ahead of Tuesday’s huge game, Southgate insisted: “Obviously we’re going to pick a team that we believe can win the game. Harry’s fine in terms of the knock he had, everybody keeps saying it’s his ankle but it’s his foot.”
“At this point we’ve got pretty much everyone available to select from which is a great position to be in. It makes decisions difficult of course, but what you want is a fully fit squad and that’s where we’re at,” he added.
In today’s clash between these two teams, Gareth Bale’s side must lose to England in order for England to a book a spot in quarterfinals.
Wales must win to proceed to the knockout round, although the result of the other group match between the United States and Iran may still decide the team’s fate.