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Young Tottenham midfielder makes international debut for Cyprus

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Congratulations to Anthony Georgiou!

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Tottenham Hotspur have a new international on their roster. Anthony Georgiou, a 21-year old midfielder, made his debut for his native Cyprus in a friendly against Montenegro yesterday.

The match ended in a 0-0 draw, but Georgiou started and played 79 minutes before being substituted. And by the looks of things, he had a pretty good game!

Georgiou hasn’t been seen much in a senior Spurs kit this season as he plays mostly for the U23 side, but has been hanging around the fringes of the first team. Georgiou’s biggest moment came earlier in the season as he made as a late substitute appearance Tottenham’s 3-0 Champions League win over APOEL in Nicosia.

Cyprus isn’t an especially good international side. In fact, they’re not good at all — the 0-0 draw against Montenegro was the result they’ve managed in their past five games. Still, this is without a doubt a huge moment for Georgiou — although he’s a London native he has virtually no chance of being part of the England setup, and this is an opportunity to play international football on a major stage. Congrats to Anthony!

In other international news, Davinson Sanchez and Colombia secured a surprising 3-2 away win at Hugo Lloris’ France in Paris. Both Sanchez and Hugo started and went the full 90 minutes. France went up 2-0 behind goals from Olivier Giroud and Thomas Lemar, but Colombia roared back behind goals from Luis Muriel and Radamel Falcao before Juan Quintero scored the winner in the 85th minute.