Several Spurs players were involved in international as part of their preparations ahead of this months World Cup, kicking off in Russia on June 14th.
England Captain Harry Kane and Kieran Trippier bagged a goal and assist respectively for Gareth Southgate’s men overcame Nigeria at Wembley while Jan Vertonghen won his 100th senior cap for Belgium during a busy evening for our international players on Saturday.
It all began with a 2-1 victory for England against Nigeria at Wembley as the Three Lions continued their preparations for the World Cup, with Harry netting the winner.
Tripps saw an early free-kick acrobatically saved before taking the resulting corner, from which Chelsea’s Gary Cahill headed in the opener and Harry fired in smart low finish soon afterwards Nigeria, who included our former Academy player William Troost-Ekong in their side, pulled a goal back early in the second period, however England held on for the victory.
Four Spurs players started the game, Harry, Kieran, Eric Dier and Dele Alli – while Danny Rose came on as a substitute mid-way through the second half, while Harry was substituted on 73 minutes, handing the armband to Spurs team mate Eric, with Dele following soon afterwards.
Meanwhile in Brussels, Jan Vertonghen. already Belgium’s most-capped player of all time, brought up his 100th game in his nation’s colours with a 90-minute stint in a goalless draw with Portugal. Toby Alderweireld and Mousa Dembele joined him in the starting line-up, Toby completing the full match with Mousa one of four players substituted at half-time and Jan also was presented on the pitch with a cap to mark his achievement by his mother.
Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 61 minutes for USA as they suffered a late 2-1 defeat to the Republic of Ireland in Dublin
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