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Two Tottenham players called up to England U20 World Cup team

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Josh Onomah and Kyle Walker-Peters will represent Spurs at this summer’s competition in South Korea.

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Josh Onomah, Tottenham Hotspur
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There aren’t any major senior international events this summer, as it’s the off-year between the Euros and the World Cup, but there are tournaments going on at the youth levels.

Tottenham Hotspur will have two players in action this summer for England’s U20s, as right back Kyle Walker-Peters and midfielder Josh Onomah were both named to Paul Simpson’s squad that will participate in the U20 World Cup in South Korea. The World Cup kicks off on May 20.

This means that neither KWP nor Josh Onomah are set to feature in any way in Spurs’ next three matches, which is a bit sad as there are probably a couple of dead-rubber matches coming up, but it will mean some good international experience for both of them as they try and position themselves for an increased role in Mauricio Pochettino’s squad next season. The England U20 team flies out for a training camp on Tuesday in Osaka, Japan before traveling to South Korea for the tournament.

England were drawn into what most are considering the “Group of Death, along with hosts South Korea, Argentina, and Guinea. England and France are considered among the favorites to win the World Cup.

England’s first match is against Argentina in Jeonju on May 20 at 4:30 p.m. local time. That’s 8:30 am UK, 3:30 am ET, so for our American readers, good luck getting up to find a stream.