Tottenham’s Harry Kane named in England’s Nations League squad despite injury

Tottenham’s Harry Kane named in England's Nations League squad despite injury

England captain Harry Kane has been included in Gareth Southgate’s squad for June’s Nations League finals despite an ankle injury, the Football Association said on Thursday.

Kane, who has not played since sustaining the injury in Tottenham’s Champions League win over Manchester City on April 9, faces a race against time to be fit for the final of that competition against Liverpool on June 1.

England play their Nations League semi-final against the Netherlands on June 6, and Southgate is hopeful the striker will complete a full recovery over the next three weeks.

Kane is one of nine Champions League finalists named in the 27-man squad and Southgate is wary of fatigue concerns heading into the final stretch of the Nations League campaign.