The World Cup is fast approaching and Brand Ambassador Michael Owen sat down with BetVictor to talk about his own World Cup memories, England’s chances, Harry Kane and those dreaded penalties.

Of course, one of the first questions that came up was about Michael’s famous goal 20 years ago against Argentina in the 1998 World Cup in France. It was a stunning effort, which established him as a player on the international stage and still has a place in the heart of football fans worldwide.


England fans have experienced plenty of highs and lows during international tournaments over the years – with a fair few of those lows coming during penalty shootouts.

One of England’s current stars is Tottenham striker Harry Kane – just how good is he? Michael’s had his say on him and on how important he will be to the English team’s World Cup hopes.

There are also a handful of up-and-coming youngsters who Michael is expecting to impress for their nations in Russia this summer, including some excellent Premier League players.

And who from Liverpool’s squad is looking likely to make Gareth Southgate’s final 23-man squad for the tournament?

Of course, we had to ask Michael who he fancied to go all the way in this year’s World Cup, as well as who he sees as dark horses.

With so many exciting, charismatic managers currently playing their trade in the Premier League, Michael revealed which current top-flight boss he’d most like to play under.

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