Harry Kane will start for England against Belgium despite suggestions he could be rested for the final group game, according to multiple reports.

The Tottenham striker currently leads the goalscoring charts at the World Cup after finding the net five times in England’s opening two games, including a hat-trick against Panama.

Kane has looked hungry for goals at the tournament ever since bagging a brace against Tunisia in the Three Lions’ first match.

But with England already having qualified for the knockout stages, there have been suggestions Gareth Southgate may decide to rest Kane for the final group game against Belgium to avoid injury and fitness issues ahead of the knockout stages.

However, multiple outlets including the Guardian claim the 24-year-old will almost certainly be in the starting line-up in Kaliningrad on Thursday.

Kane has now scored 18 goals in 26 appearances for the Three Lions and will be hoping to add to that tally this week.

The England captain entered the tournament on the back of his best ever goalscoring season for Spurs, scoring 41 goals in 48 appearances across all competitions.



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