Harry Kane could make history in Qatar. The England captain needs just two goals to match Wayne Rooney’s record of 53 goals for the Three Lions.

But if Kane doesn’t lift the World Cup at the Lusail Stadium on December 18, he won’t have won a major trophy before he turns 30.

Kane is already a legend at Tottenham Hotspur, where he is just seven goals away from tying Jimmy Greaves’ club record of 265.

If he leads Gareth Southgate’s team to their first major tournament win in 56 years, he could become a legend on the international stage as well.

Kane scored in the shootout, but England lost on penalties in front of their home fans in the Euro 2020 final against Italy 16 months ago.

He was also on the losing team when Tottenham reached the Champions League final for the first time in their history in 2019, but lost 2-0 to Liverpool in Madrid.

He tried to get Spurs and Manchester City to talk about a transfer in the weeks after England lost the Euro final last year, but he was not successful.

The biggest worry for England is that their best player might be worn out even before things heat up in the Middle East.