Several members of the Tottenham squad are heading to the 2018 World Cup and we look at who will shine the brightest
Harry Kane is set to win plenty of individual club awards at Tottenham’s end-of-season dinner, with the striker hoping to return before the end of the domestic season before readying himself for the 2018 World Cup.
Kane’s first major tournament experience was a disappointing one, with England scraping through to the last sixteen before losing 2-1 to Iceland, with an abiding memory of the striker taking corners as his team failed to score.
Kane will likely be joined by Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Kieran Trippier in the Three Lions squad for the Russia tournament, with Gareth Southgate likely to select the former three for the opening Group G match against Tunisia.
Tottenham v Tottenham
In addition to England and Tunisia, Panama and Belgium are the other teams in World Cup Group G and that means several Spurs players coming face-to-face.
In the Belgium squad we are likely to see Mousa Dembele, Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld, with this trio likely to be selected against the Three Lions and it could be a combative match.
The Red Devils are likely to be slight favourites for the clash, with the winner of this match likely to win the group and afford themselves an easier last sixteen clash as a result.
Nevertheless, Kane at full fitness could be an enormous boost for an England side who will clearly benefit from having one of the best strikers in the world being fit, with team-mates Alli and Dier having plenty of experience when it comes to playing alongside him.
The French Resistance
Hugo Lloris is the French team captain and will lead his team out in Russia as they play Denmark, Australia and Peru at the group stage of the competition.
The stopper will hope to go one better in this tournament after Les Bleus reached the final of Euro 2016 before losing to Portugal and it was Moussa Sissoko who was the most impressive performer in that particular clash.
France are among the favourites to win and it could mean a long tournament for the Tottenham pair.
Can Son shine on TV this summer?
It’s little surprise that Heung-min Son is the outstanding player for South Korea, with the Asian side virtually a permanent fixture in recent World Cups and they will head to Russia with lots of confidence.
Son has had an outstanding season for Tottenham and will now look to make an impact against Sweden, Mexico and Germany. On the basis that the Germans win the group, second spot could be up for grabs and the forward will hope to make a difference.
This World Cup 2018 preview focusing on Tottenham’s international players was contributed by Ron Goldman of sports betting website Sportsgambler.com
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