In the early stages of Qatar 2022, Harry Kane received more offensive tweets than any other England player. The criticism of the England No. 10 ignored that he had assisted on more goals than any other player in the competition and had assisted in his nation’s advancement as Group A’s victor. Kane’s offense? His World Cup goal drought lasted nearly ten hours due to missing the goal on the Arabian Peninsula.
The keyboard warriors are now in detention. A historical lesson about the FIFA World Cup will be covered in their jail class.
- At Qatar 2022, Harry Kane did not score during the group stage.
- In England’s 3-0 victory over Senegal in the round of 16, he scored to bounce back.
- Could it launch Kane on a productive streak in the knockout round?
They’ll soon come across them. Mario Kempes attempted to score his first World Cup goal for 11 hours and 38 minutes. In his fourth performance of the 1978 edition, he broke his dry spell. He won the Golden Boot at the tournament’s conclusion. Argentina won it in the end.
And there’s more. Before scoring in his fifth appearance in Spain in 1982, Paolo Rossi had gone nearly 15 hours without a goal in the competition. He finished it off with the top marksman honor. The most coveted award in football was won by Italy in the end.
However, Kane’s story does not entirely Xerox those of “El Matador” and “Pablito.” The instructors of those two immortals helped them develop their scoring instinct on the grandest stage of the game.
Before the Poland match, Kempes’ mustache was famously removed by Cesar Luis Menotti. To calm Rossi, an art enthusiast, Enzo Bearzot went for a 40-minute chat in Rossi’s hotel room.