Fabio Capello's England team heads into next month's FIFA World Cup riding on the crest of a wave.
Despite their 1-0 defeat in Ukraine in the penultimate game of UEFA Qualifying Group Six, England's record of nine wins and 34 goals from ten matches was an impressive achievement.
And although minor injuries to Rio Ferdinand and Wayne Rooney are cause for concern and the recent furor surrounding F.A. Chairman Lord Triesman's allegations of corruption in the bidding process for the 2018 World Cup could prove damaging to the nation's standing in the footballing world, England fans are confident that their team can go all the way in South Africa.
With the F.A. due to introduce the homegrown rule in next season's Premier League campaign - each team will be required to include at least eight players who have been trained in England for at least three years before they reached their 21st birthday - a possible exodus of foreign players is on the cards.
While teams such as Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea will be forced to re-shape their squads to prepare for this rule change, Tottenham Hotspur already boasts a legion of young, talented British players who have contributed to the team's record fourth-place finish.
These players have clearly impressed national team manager Capello, who has named six Spurs players in the provisional 30-man England squad which flew out to Austria for its preparatory training camp.
In fact, there may be a full team of Tottenham players on show during the tournament.
Here I take a look at some Spurs stars who could have a real impact during the most prestigious sports tournament on the planet!