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Harry Kane to retain England captaincy for France friendly

Oh captain my captain! Our fearful trip is (not) done!

Scotland v England - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Harry Kane’s stint as captain of England is not yet finished. According to the Standard, England manager Gareth Southgate has now confirmed that Kane is set to retain the captain’s armband at least through tomorrow’s friendly between England and France in Paris.

Kane overcame a bunkered Scotland defense on Saturday, scoring a 93rd minute last-gasp goal that earned England a 2-2 draw in Glasgow in World Cup 2018 qualifying. It was the first time Kane had captained England at the senior level. Southgate tapped Kane over Gary Cahill, who was assumed to be the logical person to assume the captaincy after Wayne Rooney.

In fact, this decision has now led many to speculate that Kane might be the player to succeed Rooney as overall England captain in the long term. Rooney was not selected by Southgate for this particular international break, and there are questions as to how long before Rooney decides to hang up his England boots for good.

In tomorrow’s friendly, Kane will be playing against his teammate Hugo Lloris, who is both France’s and Tottenham Hotspur’s captain. The match kicks off at 8:00 pm in the UK and 3:00 pm ET — winner take Spurs’ armband for 2017-18?