Published: Mon, July 16, 2018
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Harry Kane talks of pride as he is confirmed Golden Boot victor

Harry Kane talks of pride as he is confirmed Golden Boot victor

Two more goals against Paraguay followed in the knockout stages before England were controversially eliminated by Argentina in the quarter-finals, with Lineker on the scoresheet in a 2-1 loss.

France forward Antoine Griezmann is the runner-up, having scored four goals, Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku is on the third place as he scored four goals as well, but Griezmann made more assists.

And while none of this will make England fans any happier as they prepare to watch their side in a third place play-off against Belgium today, it's a tantalising look at what might have been for the Three Lions.

Harry Kane says he has now proved he can perform on every major stage in football after winning the World Cup Golden Boot. "But if I win it, it'll be something I'll be very proud of".

Neymar was the favourite to lift the Golden Boot at the start of the tournament, but endured a poor tournament with Brazil.

Kane subsequently becomes the first Englishman to win the World Cup Golden Boot since Gary Lineker in 1986. His other came when he deflected in a Ruben Loftus-Cheek shot against Panama.

"It's a big achievement". It wasn't the outcome we wanted and as painful as it is right now, I'm sure we will learn an bad lot from last night's game...

"There's still stuff I can improve on".

"I feel like there have been games in this tournament when I could have done better but that's all part of the learning curve".

"I'll hopefully be back for the first game and hopefully I can try and score in August this year", he said with a smile.

Subasic has been the hero in two World Cup penalty shoot-outs for Croatia and boy did he save his country there. I am self-critical but I don't want to be too negative about the whole tournament.

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