Harry Kane delighted to help England seal spot in 2018 World Cup

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England and defending champions, Germany have qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.

Harry Kane continued his red-hot form in front of goal by netting a 94th-minute victor as an unimpressive England edged Slovenia at Wembley. This includes the manager who came out on top in 1966, but we think you may know that one. The current world champions only need a point in Belfast to secure their passage, but victory for Michael O'Neill's men would give them an outside chance of topping the group. Since then they've only reached the semi-finals only once (1990), while they've failed to even progress through to the quarter-finals since 2006, with their last showing a humiliating group stage exit in 2014.

"But they will give everything they've got for the shirt and they are going to improve over the next few years".

The performances of Kane are likely to be imperative should Spurs wish to end their trophy drought which has spanned almost ten years with their last silverware coming in 2008 when they claimed the League Cup. That isn't their fault.

"We respect England, but we are not afraid of them".

England are to play fellow World Cup finalists Germany and Brazil in back-to-back matches at Wembley in November.

Southgate's side travel to Lithuania for their final qualifier on Sunday.

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"I think tonight highlighted where we are". "England have qualified for a World Cup and that is a big deal".

"I am not going to hide and say we are exactly where we want to be or the performance was what we'd have liked it to be".

Southgate was in a somewhat subdued mood despite the post-match celebrations, as he said he was aware the fans may not be all that enthusiastic about England.

While 34-year-old Jermain Defoe makes another appearance in the England squad, Gareth Southgate has mostly called in a young group.

"We're a country that has high expectations. No, absolutely not. But when I was given the job to keep things steady a year ago the objective was to qualify for Russian Federation". The players themselves will determine how the game goes. Slovenia is one of the teams in contention - it sits just one point behind Slovakia, as does Scotland.

"For Slovenian football that means no World Cup", Katanec said.

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