Is Qatar 2022 Harry Kanes Last World Cup?

Let’s take a look below at the Three Lions talisman Harry Kanes’ footballing status and if he has the gas tank to stomach another 4 years before a major World Cup.

History surely beckons for England’s fearless leader when he heads into the Middle East this November with the England frontman just two goals away from Wayne Rooney’s elusive record of 53 goals in 12o appearances.

But unless the Tottenham striker lifts the World Cup at Lusail Stadium on Dec. 18, he will enter 2023, the year he turns the ripe age of 30, without a single major trophy to his name and on the business end of his career.

Harry Kane scores from the spot to cement his 50th goal against Germany in the Nations League
Harry Kane scores from the spot to cement his 50th goal against Germany in the Nations League

Kane’s Tottenham Success

Nobody can dispute that Harry Kane has gone down in history for the North London giants – where he is just 7 goals away from Jimmy Greaves’ club record (266).

London-born Kane came agonisingly close to winning the Champions League in 2019 with Spurs – falling short in the final against Liverpool as they won 2-0 in Madrid.

Instead, Kane’s career has been plastered with personal accolades and scoring feet – after a handful of successful loan spells at Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich City and Leicester City early in his career.

Kanes’ future was thrown into the abyss after the Tottenham captain attempted to force a move to Premier League rivals Manchester City in 2021, but after a $137 million bid for Kane was knocked on the head – Kane was forced to return his boots to his locker.

Wears The Lion On His Sleeve

Harry Kane is an emphatic frontman and leader of the England national team. A Golden Boot winner in 2018 in Russia, Kane has all the ingredients to end England’s 56-year-wait for another World Cup.

Kane, who is on 51 goals for his country, is hoping to leap-frog former captain Wayne Rooney’s 53 in Qatar and will be elevated even further into the upper echelons of English football.

Another personal record. This is a familiar story for Kane, as he netted 4 times at Euro 2020 in 7 games as Gareth Southgate’s ebullient side carried the nations’ hopes all the way to the final to be ousted by Italy in a penalty shootout.

Will Qatar 2022 Be Harry Kane’s Last World Cup?

Harry Kane is the poster boy for Tottenham and has played all but 12 minutes of every single Premier League and Champions League game for Antonio Conte’s men.

With only 18 months left on Kane’s contract, it looks as if the London-born centre forward is at precarious crossroads. It’s been clear that Kane wants to win trophies but at nearly 30, he hasn’t got Father Time on his side. 

He tried and failed for a move to Man City, and with Erling Haaland scoring goals for fun at the Etihad, it looks evermore doubtful that Kane will be donning the sky-blue in the next few years.

In regard to England, the gruelling schedule Conte implements for Kane is not the kindest on his body, and with the Spurs’ hero starting every England game, the burden only increases.

If Kane secures a favorable move after his contract at White Heart Lane is up, then the England starlet is much more likely to lead the Three Lions out in the US, Canada and Mexico in 2026. 

If the 29-year-old stays put in North London, the years will take a toll and Kane might not be the man to cement England with the success they thoroughly deserve in 2026.

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