Kane to be awarded an OBE for his World Cup exploits

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Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is all set to be awarded an OBE from the Queen in the New Year, according to The Sun.

The 25-year-old striker captained England to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, which was the best showing from the Three Lions in a World Cup since the historic World Cup ’90 side which featured Paul Gascoigne and Gary Lineker.

Kane who took over as captain from Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson ahead of the tournament was instrumental in England’s showing, walking away with the Golden Boot award after he finished as the top scorer in the tournament bagging six goals.

The Sun claim that the Tottenham striker has been notified of the award which will be unveiled in the New Year’s Honour’s list.

The publication quoted a close friend of Kane saying, “Harry is overwhelmed and excited about the idea of going to Buckingham Palace. Playing for England was one of the proudest moments of his life but to be honoured by the Queen for his achievement will top the lot. The last six months have been a complete whirlwind for him, and getting the OBE will put the finishing touch to an incredible year.”

England manager Gareth Southgate has also been nominated for the honour along with the Tottenham vice captain.

Being awarded the OBE at the tender age of 25 will be a great honour for the striker with his best years still ahead of him.

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  1. sorry this is so foolish. whether I believe in the honours system or not- medals like this should be for World Cup winners or the equivalent ITour de France, Wimbledon &c) or for long devoted public service. England got to the semi final which is an honour and well done; they were however outclassed 3 times in the tournament (correct me if I’m wrong, Belgium x 2 and Croatia x 1). So it should be well done team, try to go 1 better at Euro 2020 and move on


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