While we fans wail, rend our clothes, and gnash our teeth over the lack of club football this weekend, several Tottenham Hotspur players did play with their international teams yesterday. Because bad football is better than no football, here's a brief roundup of the matches and the players involved.
First, nearly everyone was touched by the effects of Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris. That these attacks were timed to coincide with soccer, specifically the France vs. Germany friendly match, is both tragic and, unfortunately, not unexpected. The match doesn't matter. The result doesn't matter. What matters is that over 150 people lost their lives on Friday, but not, thankfully, any members of the French or German national teams. Of greatest importance to Tottenham fans is that Hugo Lloris is safe and unharmed.
We've spoken to Hugo who is safe and well. He thanks everyone for their messages of support.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 14, 2015
It has been reported as well that the scheduled friendly between England and France on Tuesday will proceed as planned despite the attacks.
Spain 2-0 England
Four Tottenham players featured as England dropped a 2-0 friendly tie against Spain on Friday. Kyle Walker and Harry Kane went the full 90', while Dele Alli was a 63' substitute, and Eric Dier earned his first senior England cap, also coming in at the 63rd minute.
France 2-0 Germany
Hugo Lloris started in goal and went the distances as France defeated Germany 2-0 in Paris. This match continued despite the terror attacks that took place outside the stadium and elsewhere in Paris.
Sweden 2-1 Denmark
Christian Eriksen went the full 90 minutes and provided an assist via a corner, but Denmark dropped the first leg of their 2016 Euro Qualifying playoff against the Swedes. The return leg is on Tuesday in Copenhagen.
Tanzania 2-2 Algeria
Nabil Bentaleb returned to football duty and played the second 45 minutes as his Algeria side drew against Tanzania in CAF World Cup qualifying. Great news for Nabil, who has missed Spurs' past 12 matches with an ankle injury. The two sides meet again on Tuesday.
There are no full international matches with Spurs players today, but Kyle Walker-Peters and Josh Onomah will feature for England in a U19 friendly against Japan
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