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International round-up

Posted on 22 March 2005  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

We have 20 players including Academy youngsters on international duty over the next week or so.

Paul Robinson, Ledley King and Jermain Defoe are with England for World Cup qualifiers against Northern Ireland at Old Trafford on Saturday and Azerbaijan at Newcastle on Wednesday week, March 30.

Simon Davies has a double-header against Austria for Wales in the same World Cup qualifying group as England with games again on Saturday, at home and away next Wednesday.

Robbie Keane and Andy Reid travel to Israel in World Cup qualifying on Saturday before a friendly against China in Dublin on Tuesday.

Erik Edman travels to Bulgaria with Sweden on Saturday while Reto Ziegler is in the senior Swiss squad against France and Cyprus, all World Cup qualifying matches.

In African qualifying, all four of our players face home games on Sunday. Fredi Kanoute's Mali face Tongo, Thimothee Atouba's Cameroon play host to Sudan, Noureddine Naybet's Morocco play Guinea and Mido's Egypt take on Libya.

We also have five players in Under-21 European Championship qualifying action.

On Friday Stephen Kelly is set to captain Ireland in Israel, Emil Hallfredsson travels to Croatia with Iceland while David Limbersky is with the Czech Republic at home to Finland.

Dean Marney is back with England Under-21s for games against Germany at Hull City on Friday and Azerbaijan at Middlesbrough on Tuesday. Also on Tuesday, Marton Fulop's Hungary face Bulgaria at home.

Academy defender Leigh Mills and Under-16 keeper David Button are with England Under-17s for a European Championship final qualifier against Serbia & Montenegro at Stoke on Saturday (1pm), Northern Ireland at Wolves on Monday (3pm) and the Republic of Ireland at Walsall on Tuesday (7pm).

Completing the round-up, Phil Ifil is with England Under-19s, also for a European Championship final qualifying round, this time against Denmark at Crewe on Saturday (12.30pm), Sweden at Bury on Monday (7.30pm) and Moldova at Blackpool on Tuesday (7.30pm).

England have to win the group in both U17s and U19s to reach the respective European finals.