Spurs players to collide at 2018 FIFA World Cup
01 December 2017|Tottenham Hotspur
Our English and Belgian contingent will go head-to-head on the biggest stage in world football next summer after the draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia was made on Friday afternoon.
England and Belgium were drawn together in Group G along with Panama and Tunisia, while another battle of Spurs will take place in Group C as Christian Eriksen's Denmark face Hugo Lloris' and Moussa Sissoko's France. Australia and Peru join them in that pool.
Six members of our current first team squad have been capped by England in 2017 – Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Harry Kane, Danny Rose, Kieran Trippier and Harry Winks – while Toby Alderweireld, Mousa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen are all long-serving regulars for Belgium.
Meanwhile, Heung-Min Son and South Korea face a tough group involving Germany, Sweden and Mexico, while Davinson Sanchez's Colombia join Poland, Senegal and Japan in Group H. Erik Lamela's Argentina face Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria.
Here is the draw in full, with bold text denoting nations who have capped Spurs players during qualifying for the tournament...
Group A: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
Group B: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran
Group C: France, Australia, Peru, Denmark
Group D: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria
Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
Group F: Germany, Sweden, Mexico, South Korea
Group G: Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England
Group H: Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan