Bentaleb could be off to the World Cup

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

A remarkable few months for Nabil Bentaleb could be capped with the young midfielder playing in the World Cup this summer.

The 19-year-old has pledged his international future to Algeria, the country of his parents. Bentaleb had previously played for France at junior level but can switch allegiances under Fifa rules.

Before Tim Sherwood took over the reigns as Tottenham manager, Bentaleb was nowhere near the first-team plans of AVB but has really taken his opportunity under Sherwood.

“Football Federation (FAF) president Mohamed Raouraoua met with (Bentaleb), who agreed to play for the country of his parents,” read a FAF statement.

“Bentaleb will be called up for the next phase of the national team’s preparations on 1 March, ahead of the match against Slovenia on 5 March in Blida.”

Bentaleb made his Tottenham Premier League debut as a substitute in Sherwood’s first game in charge, a 3-2 victory at Southampton.

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  1. Bentaleb is stupid; he's french, born in France, went to school and to the doctor when he was ill, his parents got money to help raise him, everything was paid by the french State. What did Algeria do for him ? Who cares that his parents were born there ? The lad has a french passeport and he owes his loyalty to the country who made the man , he is, today. Nobody told him the Chamach story? It's the same. Does he want the same future ? Yes, he'll go to the World Cup, but how many times? Deschamps woulg give me his chance for the Euro, in two years time and staying with France could give him an secure international future. It's a pity, because he's a good player, but very Young and easy to influence.

    • Come on man !! don't be stupid ,,, the players play for money , nothing else , neither for native region nor parent's country ,,, and Algeria paid him ,, yeas , it paid him too much and France wouldn't do such a done .

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