Leicester defender Maguire wanted by 'all the big clubs'

Leroy Wright
July 10, 2018

Forget bending them like Beckham. Harry Kane of England, who has scored six goals, is the favorite in the latest 2018 Golden Boots odds at 1-7.

The 1966 World Cup champions last reached the semifinals in 1990, losing the first of a series of haunting penalty shootouts.

This hasn't come about by fluke.

England are being led by Gareth Southgate, and are on the brink of history.

Mr Herbert tweeted the video to Kane, saying: "Ben has just completed his #radiotherapy for a #braintumour, he was unable to walk and talk before his treatment but a week ago he asked for the World Cup, so we delivered. We worked on that in practice".

England, though, in a change to how they have been previously, got up and carried on. So famous were his crosses that a movie, "Bend It Like Beckham", was spun off it in 2002.

One of the more experienced figures in a youthful squad, Young, 33, also said this version of England is not inhibited by previous failures. Only four of the players were even born back in 1996.

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"I think Raheem Sterling is an important player because he is fast and risky alongside Harry Kane", the Croatia coach said at a press conference.

"I'm not sure he's always believed that".

Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic is hoping his defence can repeat their heroics against Lionel Messi and Christian Eriksen when they face Harry Kane in the World Cup semi-final. Anyone who backs this underdog could hit it big. Big clubs will be after him and I'd like to think that Liverpool would be at the forefront. Southgate also recruited Allan Russell, the team's attack coach, who has keenly studied set-play moves in American Football and the National Basketball Association. He's better than John Stones when it comes to passing it out from the back. They've used decoy runners.

England played with patience, tenacity and perseverance, and Jordan Pickford picked up the Man of the Match accolade after some fantastic saves.

Thompson believes another proven Premier League performer could be the answer, urging Liverpool to make a move for Leicester star Maguire - who is now impressing for England on World Cup duty. It was telling that against Sweden, when both goals were from headers, England's players picked their moments to cross in the ball.

And it wasn't just Harry who was good at sport according to the yearbook.

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