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Harry Kane chasing European Championship aim document forward of semi-final

Harry Kane is chasing a European Championship document that he might declare when England face the Netherlands in Wednesday evening’s 2024 semi-final.

Regardless of a career-high 44 targets in his debut season with Bayern Munich, Kane has struggled to hit prime type thus far at this summer season’s Euro competitors. However he has two targets to his identify and will feasibly nonetheless finish the match with the Golden Boot with a powerful end.

One aim got here within the group stage draw with Denmark, whereas the opposite was an extra-time winner towards Slovakia within the final 16. That aim took Kane onto 5 in European Championship knockout rounds, tied for essentially the most within the competitors’s historical past with Antoine Griezmann – the Frenchman did not add to his tally at Euro 2024 previous to Les Bleus’ semi-final exit this week.

Growth of the match over the past 30 years has actually helped fashionable gamers by way of racking up knockout targets. The primary 5 European Championships contested between 1960 and 1976 featured simply 4 groups, whereas it was an eight-team competitors till 1996.

Throughout the first 32 years, a semi-final and last have been the one knockout video games contested. From 1996 onwards, gamers bought the chance for an extra-game with a quarter-final, whereas a final 16 spherical was launched with the growth to 24 groups in 2016.

Antoine Griezmann

Kane is at the moment tied with Antoine Griezmann on 5 knockout targets / Alex Grimm/GettyImages

Nowadays, a participant with a staff that reaches the ultimate can play as much as 4 knockout video games in a single match. For Kane, who made his Euros debut in 2016, Wednesday evening’s semi-final would be the eighth European Championship knockout sport through which he has performed.

For comparability, late Germany legend Gerd Muller scored 4 European Championship knockout targets throughout his illustrious profession, however made solely two appearances – each in 1972.

With Euro 2028 falling within the weeks main as much as Kane’s thirty fifth birthday, it’s believable that this summer season could possibly be his final continental stage match with England.




Euro 2020

England 2-0 Germany

Final 16

Euro 2020

Ukraine 0-4 England


Euro 2020

Ukraine 0-4 England


Euro 2020

England 2-1 Denmark (AET)


Euro 2024

England 2-1 Slovakia (AET)

Final 16



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