FIFA’s Kane error

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Dom Le Roy

He’s a big lad and according to an ESPN article Harry Kane is one of the heaviest players at the World Cup, but that’s if you believe an apparent typo in FIFA’s official squad list.

World Football’s governing body released the final squads of each of the World Cup’s 32 teams on Monday, complete with shirt numbers, height and weight, and it listed Kane at 98 kilograms (216 pounds) or the best part of 15.5 stone!!

If this were the case it would have made Kane the second-heaviest player at the World Cup this summer however those in the corridors of power at the Football Association told the Daily Mail that Kane’s weight should have been listed at 89 kg (196 pounds).

Despite the errors England still tip the scales with two of the seven heaviest players, with Harry Maguire weighing in at an actual 98 kg (216 pounds), and Jack Butland at 96 kg (212 pounds).

Maybe they could lend a bit to Jesse Lingard, who is only 60 kg (132 pounds), putting him among the lightest after the 59 kg (130 pounds) of Japan’s Takashi Inui, Mexico’s Javier Aquino and Morocco’s Mbark Boussoufa — all of whom are at least six centimetres (2.3 inches) shorter than the Manchester United winger.

The article adds that Panama defender Roman Torres will be the bulkiest player in Russia this summer, with the Seattle Sounders centre-back listed at 99 kg (218 pounds).

And what about the two main men in world football well Cristiano Ronaldo is 80 kg (176 pounds), enough to outmuscle his rival Lionel Messi at 72 kg (159 pounds).

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