In an interesting piece of scheduling, FIFA has created a one-game international break over these next few days. The games are all friendlies, as some Tottenham Hotspur players try to prove their mettle with their respective international sides.
After Kyle Walker and Aaron Lennon pulled out of the England side with hamstring injuries, Steven Caulker and Tom Huddlestone are the only two Spurs members on the England squad. Caulker has impressed with his strong play early in his young career, while Huddlestone returns after a two year absence from the squad as he battled ankle injuries. The team will travel to Sweden, where you can watch them play ate 2:30 PM ET, 7:30 PM GMT.
Staying with England, Adam Smith and Andros Townsend have been called up for the U-21 side, getting action kicked off tonight at 2:30 PM ET, 7:30 GMT against Northern Ireland. Townsend has impressed in performances with the Spurs U-21 side but has yet to break through with the first team. Smith, however, has started three consecutive games for Millwall since being loaned out last month.
With Mousa Dembele still suffering with injury, Jan Vertonghen is the only Spurs player to go with Belgium, as they travel to Romania. Emmanuel Adebayor is back with Togo in a friendly against Morocco, as his side preps for the 2013 African Cup of Nations. Gylfi Sigurdsson and Iceland travel to Andorra.
In some of the break's standout matches, we first see Sandro and Brazil travel to New York's Metlife Stadium to to face a rising Colombia side. We also see Hugo Lloris and France travel to Italy to face the Euro runner-ups. With a goalkeeping controversy being sparked by French manager Didier Deschamps, it seems undoubtable that another strong performance from Lloris will bring more questions,