The International Break is back everyone, breaking up Tottenham Hotspur's winning league momentum. While the last international break came at a perfect time, giving some space to a Spurs team off to a rough start, this one feels largely more inconvenient. But where will Spurs' players be across the break? Let's take a look:
Leading off as always are the Three Lions, as Jermain Defoe, Kyle Walker, and Aaron Lennon were selected for the English National Team. For Lennon, it is his first call-up since the 2010 World Cup. It is a worthy reward, as the right winger has been in sterling form to begin the season for Tottenham Hotspur. England will face San Marino at home on Friday before traveling to Poland for Tuesday's match.
Clint Dempsey is back in action for the Yanks, as the USA travels to Antigua and Barbuda tomorrow before returning to Kansas City to host Guatemala on Tuesday. Dempsey looks to be the talisman of the US squad in these two qualifiers with Landon Donovan out with injury, so expect a big impact from Deuce.
Gareth Bale will lead his team into a Home Countries duel against Scotland in Cardiff before leading the Welsh Dragons to Croatia on Tuesday. Bale had been battling injury entering the break, so seeing Bale emerge unscathed from these two matches will have to be an emphasis for Spurs' supporters.
The Belgian duo of Jan Vertonghen and Mousa Dembele are leading their squad again. Belgium travels to Serbia before hosting Scotland on Tuesday. Gylfi Sigurdsson is in World Cup qualifying, taking his Iceland side to Albania before hosting Switzerland.
The best match for Tottenham supporters may very well be Hugo Lloris's France traveling to take on the European Champions in Spain. If Lloris has a blinder, then the argument keeping the Frenchman from taking over the starting goalkeeping job will get smaller and smaller. France warms up for Spain with a friendly against Japan on Friday.
Emmanuel Adebayor is out of international retirement and back with Togo. The Togolese face Gabon in the second leg of their play-off for a place in next year's African Cup of Nations. After a 1-1 first leg it's anybody's game, but cynical Spurs supporters may be rooting against Togo so Adebayor isn't forced to miss league games for the ACON.
Sandro is actually in action right now with Brazil against Iraq now before facing Japan on Tuesday in more World Cup preparation friendlies.