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Spurs around the world

Posted on 7 February 2011  - 12:00

No less than 22 of our players could be involved in international action this week.

Spurs around the world

No less than 22 of our players could be involved in international action this week.

The number includes both senior and younger players with a total of 11 different nationalities to be represented in a host of friendlies.

We start with England and 20-year-old Kyle Walker will hope to make his senior international debut as the Three Lions travel to Denmark.

He is joined in the squad by Spurs team-mates Michael Dawson and Jermain Defoe, back in the fold after their injuries, while Peter Crouch has withdrawn through injury.

A number of our younger players are also set to represent England this week.

Walker’s promotion to the senior squad has led to Kyle Naughton winning a call for the Under-21s’ friendly in Italy.

And Steven Caulker, Ryan Mason, Dean Parrett and Adam Smith are all in the squad for a rare Under-20 international against France at Shrewsbury.

Elsewhere in the world, Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Sebastien Bassong travel to Macedonia with Cameroon.

Three of our Croatians – Vedran Corluka, Niko Kranjcar and Stipe Pletikosa – prepare to take on Czech Republic in Zagreb.

Giovani Dos Santos and Mexico have a friendly with Bosnia in Atlanta, USA, to negotiate, while Alan Hutton is set to become the first Spurs player to take part in the new Carling Nations Cup when Scotland take on Northern Ireland in the first round of matches.

Steven Pienaar and Bongani Khumalo take on Burkina Faso with South Africa, Wilson Palacios and Honduras face Ecuador, and Roman Pavlyuchenko travels to Abu Dhabi with Russia for a friendly with Iran.

Meanwhile, Sandro will be hoping to add to his growing number of Brazil caps when they take on France in Paris.

There are a couple more players involved at younger levels also, with Oscar Jansson in the Sweden Under-21 squad for their game in Portugal and Paul-Jose M’Poku set to represent Belgium at Under-19 level against Belarus.

We will keep you updated with how the lads fare here on