Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Kane's Backing His Band of Brothers

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Kane's Backing His Band of Brothers

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HARRY Kane is ready to go into battle with his brothers and fire England to their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years.

Sweden stand between Gareth Southgate's men and a place in the last four in today's quarter-final clash in Samara.

The Three Lions ended their miserable penalty shoot-out record to progress to the quarter-finals, bringing this tight-knit squad even closer ahead of this huge occasion.

"We are just like family, really," England captain Kane said. "We've spent a lot of time together. We all get on very well.

"I spoke before the tournament about the togetherness, the trust, but we always wanted to prove it on the pitch and show on the pitch that we can do that. We have done that so far and that's just made us even stronger. …

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