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LONDON, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) -- Manager of the Three Lions Gareth Southgate and his captain Harry Kane saw their names on The Queen's New Year's honors list released Friday following England's World Cup semifinal appearance in Russia.
Southgate received an OBE -- Officer of the Order of the British Empire, for leading his boys to defeat Sweden 2-0 to qualify for the semifinals of the World Cup for the first time since 1990.
Star striker Harry Kane, who came back home from Russia with his Golden Boot, received a MBE -- Member of the Order of the British Empire.
"I am very passionate about our country and very patriotic so to get an MBE makes me immensely proud," the 25-year-old tweeted. "It has been a great year for club and country. It shows hard work pays off but I could not do it without the team-mates, family and friends I have got around me. Thank you."
The British honors are awarded twice a year at New Year and on Queen Elizabeth II's official birthday. Candidates are selected by the honors committe based on the nominations by government departments and the public, before sent to Queen for final approval.