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Gareth Southgate admits it would be brave to leave Harry Kane out against USA

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Gareth Southgate admits he would have to be a brave man to leave Harry Kane out of his team to face the United States after the England captain trained following an injury scare.Kane underwent a scan on his foot after a heavy challenge during England’s opening World Cup win over Iran on Monday.He played on for 25 minutes before being replaced by Callum Wilson but then had precautionary scans after leaving the stadium with light bandaging on his foot.The Tottenham striker trained at England’s Al Wakrah training base on both Wednesday and Thursday and Southgate revealed he is fit to start against the US at Al Bayt Stadium on Friday evening.Asked if Kane would be in the team, Southgate replied: “Harry’s good.“He came through training no problems so yes, it would be a brave decision to leave him out of the starting team!”Having Kane available could be crucial for England, who cantered to a 6-2 win over Iran to start their tournament with a bang.But, having faced the US twice in previous tournaments, England are still without a win.Defeat in 1950 still ranks as arguably the biggest World Cup upset of all time and the nations also drew 1-1 in 2010.Southgate wants his players to make history by changing that record and claimed England often speak about their achievements without any real results to back it up.“Have we ever beaten the States in a major tournament?

No, I didn’t think so,” he added.“Tomorrow we have to try and make history, number one. We are good at that, we are good at talking highly of ourselves as a nation on the basis of very little evidence.“So what we’ve got to do is perform on the field and we know that we’ll play a highly motivated team but we’ve got huge respect for our opponent.”If England do achieve

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