Harry Kane targeting Wayne Rooney's England goalscoring record at 2022 World Cup

Harry Kane finds himself just five goals away from breaking the all-time scoring record for England, and the Three Lions captain is hoping to reach the landmark at the upcoming World Cup.

With the Qatar World Cup just a few months away, England will continute their preparations this summer, with a handful of Nations League games remaining for Gareth Southgate's side.

As usual, Tottenham striker Harry Kane will captain the side for the upcoming matches against Hungary, Germany and Italy, as England look to top group A3 in the European tournament.

Those games take place in June and September, with the next match after that being England's opening World Cup clash against Iran on November 21.

After achieving a semi-final finish in the 2018 World Cup and then finishing runners-up in Euro 2020, England will fancy their chances of bringing it home from Qatar. But while the team objective is clear, Kane also has some personal goals he's wishing to fulfil.

At 49 goals scored, Kane sits just four behind Wayne Rooney's all-time goal record of 53 for England. With six Nations League games to help him close the gap, Kane is hoping to shatter the record this winter at the World Cup.

"I'm excited, the last World Cup was really special. We got to the semi-final, which was the first we'd got to in 30 years as a nation, and the country was going pretty mad," said Kane, who appeared as a guest on the Jimmy Fallon show.

"We fell that one step short, but I am really looking forward to this one. We have a great team, really good players, really good coach, and we have been building nicely to this World Cup and I'm really looking forward to it.

"Hopefully I can try and break that goal record while we're there."

England's Harry Kane celebrates scoring his side's second goal from the penalty spot during the Alzheimer's Society international match at Wembley Stadium, London.

First up for England and Kane when they arrive in Qatar is a group stage consisting of Iran, United States and one of Wales, Scotland or Ukraine.

The latter three will decide the final member of Group B in June, with Scotland facing Ukraine on June 1 before a decider against Wales a week later.

READ MORE: Eight of the best out of contract Premier League players, including Paul Pogba and Christian Eriksen

Latest news