Harry Kane Wins World Cup 2018 Golden Boot

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Football may not be coming home but England’s own Harry Kane has earned a different type of glory. 

The 24-year-old’s been named the top scorer at the 2018 World Cup in Russia earning him the highly coveted Golden Boot.

Harry managed to score six times in his games in Russia putting him two goals ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, Romelu Lukaku and Denis Cheryshev.

Kane scored twice in England’s first match against Tunisia, a hat-trick against Panama and a penalty against Colombia in the last-16, the BBC reports.

This makes Harry the second English player ever to win the Golden Boot, along with Gary Lineker who also scored six goals at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.

Lineker shouldn’t be too worried though, he still holds the overall English World Cup record with ten goals – six in Mexico and four at the 1990 World Cup in Italy.


Harry Kane’s six goals in his maiden tournament, however, do make him England’s second highest top scorer at a World Cup ever, just ahead of Geoff Hurst who bagged five goals in two tournaments.

Ever the gracious sportsman Lineker took to Twitter to congratulate Harry on his amazing achievement.

He said: 

Congratulations to @HKane on winning the golden boot. Welcome to the club, young man.

England didn’t win all the glory though, Croatia’s Luka Modric was named the best player at this summer’s World Cup winning the Golden Ball award.

Meanwhile, Belgium’s Thibaut Courtois took home the Golden Gloves award recognising him as the tournament’s best goalkeeper.

France, of course, walked away from the Luzhniki Stadium overall winners of the competition after beating Croatia 4-2 in a tense final which saw both sides taxed to their limits.

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Many are calling the 2018 World Cup the most exciting in a generation with goals galore and more upsets than a year’s worth of Eastender’s episodes.

I mean in all honesty who saw England making it through to the semi-finals and finishing fourth! I presumed they’d bottom out in the group stages so we could indulge in the nation’s true favourite sport; moaning.

Instead, though Gareth Southgate and his team gave the country renewed hope that maybe we aren’t totally sh*t at football and that it might one day come home.

Unfortunately, it’s all over for now, but you can guarantee that England fans will be eagerly counting down the days until the 2020 Euros and the 2022 World Cup to see if it WILL finally come home.

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