Benoit Assou-Ekotto [Photo: Jav The_DoC_66]

Tottenham At The World Cup: France And Cameroon Include Their Spurs

The latest World Cup squads to be announced are France and the Cameroon. Tottenham’s representatives in those squads are Hugo Lloris and Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

France

The France World Cup squad will be captained by Tottenham goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris who will hope to carry this season’s outstanding form from the Premier League to the World Cup in Brazil. Having been drawn in the same group as Spain for the qualifying matches, France had to qualify through the play-offs, defeating Ukraine 3 – 0 in the second leg in Paris for a 3 – 2 aggregate win. France will, however, prove formidable opposition in the Finals for Switzerland, Ecuador and Honduras in Group E.

Cameroon

Benoit Assou-Ekotto has been included in the Cameroon squad having played for Queen’s Park Rangers in the Championship, while on loan from Spurs. The experienced left back struggled with injury in 2012, missing a lengthy period at the start of the season and never really fitted into Andre Villas-Boas side.

In the summer transfer window BAE was allowed to go to QPR, to enable Danny Rose to have an opportunity to prove himself having had a successful loan spell at Sunderland.

The Cameroon team will face with Mexico, Croatia and hosts Brazil in Group A.

Missed Out

Roberto Soldado [Photo: Alan Hill]

Roberto Soldado [Photo: Alan Hill]

Roberto Soldado missed out on the Spain squad but after his difficult and disappointing season at Totenham it is hardly surprising. Soldado was in the Spain team in last summer’s Confederations Cup in Brazil and scored in a friendly against Chile in September but has been overlooked since then.

In 12 internationals for Spain he has scored 7 goals but his goal scoring touch has deserted him since leaving Valencia and moving to north London.

Erik Lamela also missed out on selection having not played in 2014. He had been a regular member of the squad during the qualifying group stage.

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