The 2022 World Cup in Qatar kicks off on November 20, so with not long to go, it’s time to take a look at all the Tottenham Hotspur players who will be playing at the tournament and those who will be staying at home.

Hosting the World Cup in Qatar has been a controversial decision due to well-documented human rights issues, and the fact the tournament is taking place in the winter has caused disruption to the domestic season. The schedule of Tottenham Hotspur has seen them play two to three times a week so far this campaign.

Spurs will play Leeds United on Saturday afternoon and then certain players will begin to head off to Qatar for the competition, while others stay at the club and get extra attention on the training pitch.

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The Tottenham Hotspur players going to the World Cup

Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (France)

Defenders: Eric Dier (England), Ben Davies (Wales), Joe Rodon (Wales) (loan), Cristian Romero (Argentina)

Midfielders: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (Denmark), Rodrigo Bentancur (Uruguay), Pape Matar Sarr (Senegal)

Attackers: Richarlison (Brazil), Ivan Perisic (Croatia), Son Heung-min (South Korea), Harry Kane (England)

The Tottenham Hotspur players staying at home:

Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster, Brandon Austin

Defenders: Emerson Royal, Djed Spence, Matt Doherty, Davinson Sanchez, Ryan Sessegnon, Sergio Reguilon (loan)

Midfielders: Oliver Skipp, Yves Bissouma, Giovani Lo Celso (loan), Harry Winks (loan), Tanguy Ndombele (loan)

Attackers: Dejan Kulusevski, Lucas Moura, Bryan Gil

Spurs Web Opinion

There are very few surprises really, with perhaps Ryan Sessegnon being the only player in the current Spurs first team who really stood a chance and has missed out.

The likes of Dejan Kulusevski, Yves Bissouma, and Davinson Sanchez would probably have been there had their respective nations qualified.

For those not going to the World Cup, it will be a great opportunity to spend some time with Antonio Conte and his coaches and prepare for the season to resume.

You’d like to think that players like Oliver Skipp, Bryan Gil, and Djed Spence can hit the ground running and catch Conte’s eye during that time.

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