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Tottenham Hotspur News: Younes Kaboul, Sandro, Some Other Obvious Players Get International Call-Ups

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 09:  Younes Kaboul of Spurs gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Stoke City at White Hart Lane on April 9, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 09: Younes Kaboul of Spurs gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Stoke City at White Hart Lane on April 9, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
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We knew about all of the first team regulars that would be going out on international duty, but a couple of our other players are pleasant (slight) surprises. Sandro has been part of Meno Menezes' team multiple times, but it's still great to see him get called into the Brazil team with all of the competition he has for that squad. Slightly more surprising is the call-up of Younes Kaboul to Laurent Blanc's France team, where he could get his first international cap. The full list of Tottenham Hotspur players who will be going on international duty in the next two weeks is after the jump, grabbed from TottenhamHotspur.com.

Brazil - Sandro
v. Holland, friendly, Saturday June 4, Goiania
v. Romania, friendly, Tuesday June 7, Sao Paulo
Copa America, July 1-24, Argentina

Cameroon - Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Sebastien Bassong
v. Senegal, Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, Saturday June 4, Yaounde
v. Russia, friendly, Tuesday June 7, Salzburg

Croatia - Vedran Corluka, Luka Modric, Stipe Pletikosa (Niko Kranjcar suspended)
v. Georgia, Euro qualifier, Friday June 3, Split

England - Peter Crouch, Kyle Walker (Jermain Defoe withdrawn injured)
v. Switzerland, Euro qualifier, Saturday June 4, Wembley

France - Younes Kaboul
v. Belarus, Euro qualifier, Friday June 3, Minsk
v. Ukraine, friendly, Monday June 6, Donetsk
v. Poland, friendly, Thursday June 9, Warsaw

Honduras - Wilson Palacios
v. El Salvador, friendly, Sunday May 29, Houston
CONCACAF Gold Cup, June 5-25, USA

Mexico - Giovani Dos Santos
v. Ecuador, friendly, Saturday May 28, Seattle
v. New Zealand, friendly, Wednesday June 1, Denver
CONCACAF Gold Cup, June 5-25, USA

Republic of Ireland - Robbie Keane
v. Scotland, Carling Nations Cup, Sunday May 29, Dublin
v. Macedonia, Euro qualifier, Saturday June 4, Skopje
v. Italy, friendly, Tuesday June 7, Liege

Russia - Roman Pavlyuchenko
v. Armenia, Euro qualifier, Saturday June 4, St Petersburg
v. Cameroon, friendly, Tuesday June 7, Salzburg

South Africa - Steven Pienaar (Bongani Khumalo out injured)
v. Egypt, Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, Sunday June 5, Cairo

As it says above, Khumalo is injured and Kranjcar is suspended, which is why they are not with their national teams. That Cameroon-Senegal ANC match is huge, as Senegal top the group while Cameroon have just four points from three games. We'll do our best here at CFC to keep an eye on our players on international duty and report back to you on their performances.