Kane: Why England is the team to beat in Russian Federation

England celebrate reaching the quarter-finals where they will face Sweden tomorrowMore

Kane is the tournament's leading scorer with six goals and the 24-year-old will carry England's biggest threat in the searing Samara heat, as they attempt to reach a first World Cup semi-final since Italia 90.

It's all a far cry from two years ago when Kane was in the England side humiliated by Iceland at the Euros.

Speaking to reporters in the aftermath of the 2-0 win against Sweden in the quarter-finals, Kane said: "It's wonderful to meet any heroes from '66 and it gives you so much inspiration, obviously it's been a long time since England have done well in a major tournament".

He said: "I've watched a lot of Croatia and it's a team that's talented but should we be scared of them?"

Maguire has been absolutely brilliant for England at the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation aiding his side to the semi-finals of the grand tournament. "We said we want to write our own history and hopefully we can go one step further and get to the final".

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Chelsea are also expected to play Inter Milan, Arsenal, Man City and Lyon in the International Champions Cup after playing in Australia.

The Golden Boot is, apart from the World Cup itself, a trophy that all players taking part in the World Cup tournament will have their eyes on winning, but it is of course an award that can only go to one single player, that being the one that scores the most goals. "We're not going home just yet".

Sweden against all odds are in the quarter-finals of a World Cup filled with upsets, and Abiodun feels England will need to do extra to avoid being added to the list of casualties at the finals in Russian Federation.

"Player for player I feel we're as good as they are". We just want to finish the job and we will try to do it. Know what I mean love?' It's awesome because I was one of those kids growing up who wanted to play for England. "There have been so many positives and when you look at the decisions he has made, they've all been spot on".

"We're looking forward to finishing strong and whatever happens we can say we're proud of each other", said Kane.

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