The striker drew his side level with a successful spot kick at the Al Bayt Stadium which saw him equal Wayne Rooney’s record of 53 goals for England.
After the final whistle, Kane fell on his haunches and stared at the ground before walking away in tears, being comforted by England manager Gareth Southgate. lost 2-1,
“I can’t blame my preparation or the details before the game, it didn’t feel any different. I felt confident going into it but I didn’t execute it the way I wanted to.
“Definitely it’s something I’ll have to live with and keep my chin up. But all we can do is be proud of each other and know the team is in a really good place for the future.”
Kane’s omission would join some of England’s infamous penalty failures at major tournaments such as Southgate, Chris Waddle and Stuart Pearce, although they all occurred in penalty shootouts rather than in regular play.
Southgate said of Kane, “As you would expect he is very, very down, but he has nothing to blame himself for.” “We are in this position as a team because of his leadership and goals.”
Kane’s converted spot kick in the second half was his fourth successful conversion in a World Cup that did not involve a shootout – more than any other player in World Cup history.