Tottenham Hotspur have seven first-team players featuring for five different countries at this summer’s FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil, and we will be tracking each and every one of the north Londoners’ stars’ performances during the group stage of the tournament.
Spurs midfielder Paulinho started all of Brazil’s Group A contests against Croatia, Mexico and Cameroon and left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto featured in the Indomitable Lions’ first two losses in that same group, before being dropped for their final match with the hosts.
Meanwhile, goalkeeper Hugo Lloris captained France in all three of their games as Les Bleus topped Group E, with the shot stopper conceding just the two goals in the process.
And the Belgium trio of defender Jan Vertonghen and midfielders Mousa Dembele and Nacer Chadli have all been involved at some point or other as their country qualified for the last 16 with a game still to spare, while midfielder Nabil Bentaleb played in Algeria’s three Group H fixtures as they finished runners-up to the Red Devils.
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