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The 16 Tottenham Hotspur players on international duty this week and who they will face.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Davinson Sanchez of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring their sides second goal with team mates Ryan Sessegnon and Eric Dier during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 05, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Another international break is already upon us, meaning a host of Tottenham Hotspur players will set off around the world with their respective national teams. 

Tottenham Hotspur have international representatives all across the globe for March’s international break, as Harry Kane prepares to don the captain’s armband for England once more.

Kane is the sole Spurs man in the Three Lions’ squad for March’s friendlies with Switzerland and Ivory Coast, with Eric Dier snubbed by Gareth Southgate.

With 48 goals in 67 appearances, Kane is five goals away from breaking the England men’s goal record before the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. (Getty Images)

Ben Davies and Joe Rodon will fly the flag high for Wales as they face Austria in their World Cup 2022 Qualifying playoff. Hugo Lloris acts as the last line of defence for France double header against Ivory Coast and South Africa.

Lyon loanee Tanguy Ndombele has not earned a Bleus call-up this time around, but the rejuvenated Matt Doherty is set to meet Belgium and Lithuania with the Republic of Ireland.

Backup goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini will likely be on the bench as Italy meet North Macedonia in their World Cup playoff semi-final. Dejan Kulusevski’s Sweden face a crunch tie vying for Qatar’s ticket as they Czech Republic in semi-final.

Denmark’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and the Netherlands’ Steven Bergwijn could lock horns when their two nations meet for a friendly this weekend, while Son Heung-min will don the South Korea armband as his side lock horns with Iran and the United Arab Emirates in World Cup Qualifying.

Despite being banned, Cristian Romero has been controversially called up to the Argentina squad. Romero is one of three South American representatives in the Spurs ranks, with the Copa America champions facing Venezuela and Ecuador in CONMEBOL qualification.

Rodrigo Bentancur turns out for Uruguay while Davinson Sanchez’s Colombia aim to improve their dismal seventh-placed standing in the table.

Villarreal loanee Giovani Lo Celso is on the way to Argentina despite being suspended alongside Romero, while Metz’s Pape Sarr has been called up to the Senegal squad to face Egypt in their World Cup 2022 Qualifying playoff.

Troy Parrott – currently on loan at MK Dons – will join Doherty in the Irish ranks, but Ryan Sessegnon and Oliver Skipp’s injuries have prevented them from linking up with England’s Under-21s.


Argentina: Cristian Romero, Giovani Lo Celso

Colombia: Davinson Sanchez

Denmark: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

England: Harry Kane

France: Hugo Lloris

Ireland: Matt Doherty, Troy Parrott

Italy: Pierluigi Gollini

Netherlands: Steven Bergwijn

Senegal: Pape Sarr

South Korea: Son Heung-min

Sweden: Dejan Kulusevski

Uruguay: Rodrigo Bentancur

Wales: Ben Davies, Joe Rodon

Conte has already been without a number of his key players so far this season and is still without some. The last thing the Italian will need is yet more injuries in the final couple of months of the season.

Cristian Romero was out for a good few months with the injury he picked up on the November international duty. Giovani Lo Celso also picked up an injury for Argentina during the same international break.

The Italian will be hoping all of his players can stay fit whilst on duty with their country as Spurs face Newcastle next in the Premier League.

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