Southgate confirms Kane will be available for USA game

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England manager Gareth Southgate has confirmed captain Harry Kane will be available for Friday's World Cup clash with the USA.

England's captain suffered a knock to his right ankle in the second half of Monday's 6-2 win over Iran and played on for 25 minutes before being substituted after 76 minutes and underwent a scan to determine the severity of the injury.

In an interview with ITV, Southgate said: "He's good. He's worked a little bit more individually today, but he'll be back in with the team tomorrow and good for the game.

"We just checked him out just to see. I think, sometimes, when you're treating things, it's important to know exactly what is there and that was all good.

"It's not so much the ankle, it's more the foot. It was a poor challenge, really, but I think it's one that, fortunately, we've got away with reasonably lightly.

"I was [holding my breath] when he went down on the pitch, but once he'd carried on playing, everything has been good."

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