HARRY KANE has told England boss Gareth Southgate he wants to face Belgium in tomorrow’s final World Cup game.

The Three Lions take on Belgium in the third/fourth placed play-off in St Petersburg before heading home.

Southgate is expected to ring the changes and give some of his stars a rest following a gruelling campaign in Russia.

The Three Lions were lucky with injuries in reaching the semi-finals, but the crushing defeat to Croatia in Moscow on Wednesday finally took it’s toll.

Kane looked tired during the 2-1 defeat and struggled to make an impact, but he is keen not to be left out against Roberto Martinez’s men.

The Tottenham ace is winning the race to win the Golden Boot with six goals and wants to finish on a high by claiming the prestigious personal accolade.

Kane also has a huge clause in his boot deal that will see him pocket a sizeable bonus if he wins the Golden Boot.

He is two ahead of Romelu Lukaku, who is expected to be in the Belgium starting XI, with Martinez considering naming a strong side.

The clash at the Krestovsky Stadium might have little at stake other than seeing which side finishes third, but it is expected to decide who lands the Golden Boot.

Southgate will be without injured duo Kieran Tripper and Ashley Young, while the likes of John Stones, Harry Maguire, Jordan Henderson and Dele Alli will be rested.

The England boss is keen to give some game time to those who have not figured, as reward for being excellent tourists and will call-up Phil Jones, Gary Cahill, Jack Butland and Fabian Delph.


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