The remarkable rise of Englands unlikely new hero

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

The Sheffield-born centre back has enjoyed a terrific World Cup campaign with England this summer and recently scored the opening goal in the Three Lions' win over Sweden to reach the semi finals of the tournament.

Kane became just the third England player to hit a World Cup hat-trick in the 6-1 rout of Panama, joining Lineker and Geoff Hurst, the star of the 1966 final victory over West Germany.

Speaking to reporters in the aftermath of the 2-0 win against Sweden in the quarter-finals, Kane said: "It's unbelievable 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". Somebody asked me to take a look at him and I thought he was a decent player, they thought he was a big player but was he going to be mobile enough? I'm sure it its bringing back memories for them and for Gary when he was in the semi-final. I mean the moment you head it proper, you feel it's a good one. Vardy is in talks over a new deal which will net him up to £150,000-a-week and Maguire will get the same, following a stunning World Cup campaign. As it stands, we think his loyalty to the Foxes could keep him grounded.

"I get the feeling from the boys and myself that - again - we don't want to go home".

Klopp praises Karius after cleansheet on return
That was, for me, the explanation and I thought: 'OK, come on, we need to check that'. Five days after the final, Loris had 26 of 30 markers for a concussion still.

Duduzane Zuma granted R100k bail
The young Zuma was nabbed by officials and questioned upon his arrival at OR Tambo International Airport from Dubai on Thursday. Jonas claims he was offered six-hundred million rand at that meeting, which took place at the Guptas' Saxonwold compound.

Soybean farmer reacts to China tariffs: ‘A lose-lose situation’
China will also start collecting a 25 percent levy on $US34b of United States goods such as agricultural products and cars. OK?" Imports of cars from Europe - particularly Germany - are the primary source of complaint for the USA president.

England face Croatia in Moscow on Wednesday for the biggest game for national side since the penalty in the 1990 World Cup. Everyone is calm and that's what we need if we want to go all the way.

"It is fantastic to be part of this World Cup so far and I get the feeling from the boys that we don't want to go home".

"So to be here and be part of it, to lead this team out makes me so proud".

Thanks to the power of social media, the Tweet came to Kane's attention and England's star striker was quick to send his best wishes to Ben and called him an "inspiration".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Beyonce, Jay Z lead SA anti-poverty festival for Mandela
Jul 09, 2018 - 23:10
The festival's hosts include Naomi Campbell , Sir Bob Geldof, Gayle King, Bonang Matheba, Tyler Perry, and Forest Whitaker. To get tickets to this first of it's kind concert, all you have to do is a good deed in the spirit of the late Mandela.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Timehop Data Breach Affects 21 Million Users
Jul 09, 2018 - 23:09
A massive data breach on Timehop app has exposed the private details of more than 21 million people, according to a new report. The company said it has now secured its authorization and access controls on all accounts using a multi-factor authentication.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Erdogan inaugurates Turkey's powerful executive presidency
Jul 09, 2018 - 22:50
This was met with a minute-long standing ovation by his supporters, and seated silence from those who still oppose his power grab. State television channel TRT broadcast Erdogan's described Monday's swearing-in as the "first day of the new Turkey".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Who is Supreme Court contender Brett Kavanaugh?
Jul 09, 2018 - 22:13
Judge Brett Kavanaugh is an appellate judge from Maryland who has ruled against Obamacare and abortion rights in the past. He has another potential advantage: he serves with Judge Maryanne Trump Barry - the president's sister - on the 3rd U.S.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Enigmatic Ernests Gulbis dumps out fourth seed Alexander Zverev
Jul 09, 2018 - 21:45
Zverev hit back by winning the next two sets 6-4, 7-5 to put himself in the driving seat to progress to the fourth round. There was no going back there for me. "But then I thought, Well, if I don't feel well, it's going to be one set".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Iranian women post videos of themselves dancing in support of arrested teenager
Jul 09, 2018 - 21:41
This is not the first time dancers in Iran have been arrested for dancing. "I had some followers and these videos were for them. Six people were arrested in August after partaking in Zumba, an exercise that involves dancing, the BBC reported.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Travis Pastrana beats Evel Knievel records with death-defying jumps
Jul 09, 2018 - 20:43
The second jump had Pastrana recreating a stunt Knievel performed at King's Island in OH , when he jumped 14 Greyhound buses. After finishing with a few burnouts, Pastrana celebrated his triplicating feat by diving into the fountain.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 5 things to know about Amazon Prime day
Jul 09, 2018 - 20:27
Previous year was the first that Amazon required sellers to pay a fee to list an item for a lightning deal. Comicstaan will mark the fourth Amazon Prime Original series in the previous year with regional content.

Sacha Baron Cohen teases project with Dick Cheney signing 'waterboard kit'
Jul 09, 2018 - 20:24
Asks a text slide in the teaser for Cohen's new show , which cuts to a montage of various, freakish video shots. The video closes out with the text "Sacha graduates" and a logo for the now-defunct Trump University.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Boris Johnson quits to add to pressure on May over Brexit
Jul 09, 2018 - 20:24
European Council President Donald Tusk said it was unfortunate the whole "idea of Brexit has not left together with David Davis ". Fellow Tory MP Andrea Jenkyns calls on Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to follow suit and resign.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Starbucks says it will stop using plastic straws by 2020
Jul 09, 2018 - 20:08
In March, for example, the company announced a $10 million challenge to design a disposable coffee cup that is compostable. A number of restaurants and private establishments also have taken measures to curb their use of plastic straws.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Principal, teacher and students arrested in a rape case
Jul 09, 2018 - 20:05
The girl said that the assaults began in December, when five students raped her inside the school toilet, and made a video. Immediately after approaching the top police officer, the victim was sent to the hospital for medical examination.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 1 dead after helicopter crashes into Virginia condo
Jul 09, 2018 - 19:45
A witness told Burns that he will never forgot the sound of the helicopter colliding with the side of this townhouse complex. WTVR CBS 6 reporter Jake Burns said one survivor called the experience "surreal" and believes her dog perished in the fire.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top UK: David Davis resigns as Brexit Secretary
Jul 09, 2018 - 19:37
Andrea Jenkyns said Mr Davis' departure was "fantastic news" and hailed Mr Baker as "another courageous and principled MP". On the worldwide markets, sterling slipped by a third of a cent against the dollar to $1.3288 in early trading.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top England fans slammed by police as 'disgraceful' after win
Jul 09, 2018 - 19:32
Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia advanced to the semi-finals in 1962 without a player aged 26 or over scoring for them. Police are aware of the damage to the auto , a London Ambulance Service spokesman confirmed.