Euro 2024: Harry Kane Provides Injury Update After Colliding With Southgate in Switzerland Win

Euro 2024: Harry Kane Provides Injury Update After Colliding With Southgate in Switzerland Win

Martin Moses
updated at July 7, 2024 at 5:29 AM
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  • Harry Kane has downplayed concerns of an injury after he crashed into Gareth Southgate during their quarter-final game against Switzerland
  • The Three Lions skipper was sent out tumbling at the dugout, forcing Southgate to take him off with the game still at stake
  • England saw the game through in the post-match shootouts without their skipper to book their semi-final ticket at Euro 2024

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Harry Kane has allayed fears of a potential injury after a nasty collision during England's quarter-final match against Switzerland on July 6.

The Three Lions captain ran into his manager, Gareth Southgate, on the stroke of half-time in extra time after clashing for the ball with Manuel Akanji.

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Harry Kane collides with Gareth Southgate during England's game against Switzerland on July 6, 2024. Photo by Bradley Collyer/PA Images.
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Kane was substituted immediately after, with Ivan Toney taking his place for the remaining 15 minutes and the penalty shootouts.

Addressing reporters after the game, the Bayern Munich striker downplayed concerns of a huge injury, stating that Southgate had to make a quick decision.

"I’m fine, I’m fine. I had a bit of cramp there. The boss made a quick decision with Ivan being a proven penalty-taker," as quoted by Metro UK.

England vs Switzerland match report

Southgate's side showed their resilience once again, coming back from behind to beat Switzerland and qualify for the semi-finals.

Breel Embolo broke the deadlock in the 74th after a cagey affair but Bukayo Saka responded on the end with a curler from outside the box to force the game into extra time.

The Swiss had multiple chances to win the game in the additional 30 minutes but were left to rue their chances after Akanji became the only player to miss his penalty.

After Pickford had saved Akanji's effort, Cole Palmer, Jude Bellingham, Bukayo Saka, Toney and Trent Alexander-Arnold all converted their spot-kicks to send England through.

England will play the Netherlands in the second semi-final on July 10.

How Jordan Pickford's water bottle saved the day

Sports Brief has also reported how Jordan Pickford's water bottle helped him during the penalty shootouts.

The Everton goalkeeper saved Akanji's opening shot for the Swiss which turned out to be the difference between the two sides.

Camera angles have now shown that his water bottle was laden with information on where the Swiss players would likely shoot their penalties.

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