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World Cup News: Another Week of Spurs Action

The second week of the World Cup was packed with players representing North London on the national stage, with the opening day seeing Spurs players in every game. Sweden vs South Korea The first match of the week saw Sweden face off against South Korea at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, with the Korean side looking to capitalise on the talent of our own Hueng-Min Son. The opening stages of the match saw the two sides roughly equally matched, but as the game wore on, Sweden began to dominate, with Andreas Granqvist scoring from a penalty in the 65th minute. Son was reticent in interviews after […]

Harry Kane Brings it Home for England in Volgograd: England vs Tunisia Match Review

England, headed up by Spurs golden boy Harry Kane, kicked off England’s World Cup efforts in style with a 2-1 win over Tunisia on Monday night. With the game book ended by two goals from Captain Kane, England not only beat Tunisia, but they also beat back the expectation the team have set for themselves with the series of lacklustre performances they’ve put in at major tournaments in recent years. The First Half The games opening quarter was everything that coach Gareth Southgate would have wanted it to be. His promises of bold, attacking football and well-oiled sidepieces, practised in their […]

Which Spurs players are heading to the World Cup this Summer?

Much has been made of the English Spurs players heading to the World Cup, with us being as guilty as anyone, and what that means for Gareth Southgate’s England squad. With that in mind, and with teams heading to Russia as you read this, here are some of the other Spurs stars who will be representing their home teams this World Cup. Toby Alderweireld With almost a decade of international play to his name and over 70 caps for Belgium, as well as playing for Belgium’s various youth teams since 2004, the Dutch defender is a mighty presence in the […]

England Continue World Cup Preparation Success – England vs Costa Rica Match Review

England will head to Russia full of confidence, as they saw off Costa Rica with a 2 – 0 victory at Elland Road. Gareth Southgate pushed a refreshed team for this match, making 10 changes to the squad seen in last weeks England v Nigeria match. Previous captain Harry Kane was replaced by Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson, and the match was also saw the international debut of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Burnley keeper Nick Pope. With just two international matches to prepare the team for the tournament, Gareth Southgate was clearly aiming to give every player game time before getting on the plane. […]

Spurs Players Shine at Wembley – England vs Nigeria Match Review

England’s World Cup build up got off to a solid start over the weekend with a 2-1 win against Nigeria Although we’re still two weeks away from England’s first match against Tunisia in Volgograd, this friendly showcased a team that should stand a real chance in the upcoming tournament. With disappointing results in the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Euros, coupled with a young squad, the team and its chances in the tournament have been under a great deal of scrutiny the past few weeks. However, the first half presented an energetic and effective team, bolstered by some stellar […]

British Invasion: Will Spurs crack America with summer fixtures?

Spurs are off across the pond this summer to face Roma, Barcelona and AC Milan in the International Champions Cup, playing at stadiums in California and Minnesota. They are the only squad from the capital to be travelling to America for the tournament, with fellow Londoner’s Arsenal playing their games in Asia and Northern Europe. 🇺🇸 Our #ICC2018 fixtures: 🗓️ July 25🆚 @OfficialASRoma🏟️ SDCCU Stadium, San Diego 🗓️ July 28🆚 @FCBarcelona🏟️ Rose Bowl Stadium, Los Angeles 🗓️ July 31🆚 @acmilan🏟️US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis More information ▶️ https://t.co/HVTeId3z3L#SpursInUSA pic.twitter.com/VSH8xQRgPG — Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 17, 2018 Spurs are no strangers to […]

Eric Dier responds to criticism of World Cup teammate Dele Alli

Despite Spurs solid performance in the Premier League last season, striker Dele Alli has come under recent criticism for his somewhat disappointing goal scoring record this year, as well as his well-known temper and accusations of diving. The 22-year old has also been booed at away games and his England squad mate Eric Dier has commented on the incidents, saying, ‘That is the world we live in, whether it’s fair or not…I don’t think [it’s fair] but that’s the world he is going to live in for a long time, so he will have to get used to it…He is always […]

A Spurs summer for the non-internationals

Naturally, the Tottenham Hotspur players selected to represent their nations in the 2018 World Cup in Russia have received considerable media attention in recent weeks. From trends on Twitter to training snaps from St. George’s Park, it has been captain Kane and his fearsome four who are on the minds of Spurs fans across the country. But what about the Spurs players who will not be participating in the World Cup this summer? Here is a comprehensive breakdown of what Mauricio Pochettino and the non-international players will be up to this summer… Mauricio Pochettino After assuring anxious Tottenham Hotspur fans […]

Tottenham Hotspur 2018 World Cup Watch: The Stats

As you can imagine, an elite club like Tottenham Hotspur have a vast array of players heading to Russia to compete in the 2018 World Cup. With the season over, champions league secured, Spurs fans turn their sights to the World Cup to acquire their next fix of top-notch footy. Players from Belgium and England carry the most Spurs players in their squads, and coincidently, these titans will clash as the final fixture of Group G on the 28th June. More likely than not, it will be England and Belgium that go through to the knock-out stages – rather than […]

Harry Kane named captain of England for World Cup 2018

Spurs striker Harry Kane has been officially named as England’s captain for the Russia World Cup 2018 . Gareth Southgate had previously hinted that the armband would go to either Harry Kane or Jordan Henderson, and it’s the Spurs man who prevails. The Tottenham Hotspur frontman has scored 30 Premier League goals this campaign, his best ever season in front of goal. Additionally, Kane has skippered England for much of the qualifying campaign in the run-up to the tournament. A very proud day. It means a lot to me to be named @England captain. A massive thanks to family, friends and […]