Richarlison confirmed as Tottenham stars wait to see who will be playing at 2022 Qatar World Cup

Richarlison confirmed as Tottenham stars wait to see who will be playing at 2022 Qatar World Cup

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Plenty of Tottenham's stars will be starting to learn whether or not they will be heading to Qatar in a few weeks time as their respective countries confirm their World Cup squads. Most of the 32 teams participating in the winter tournament are expected to name their squads this week, while some have already been announced.

As captains of their countries, Harry Kane, Hugo Lloris and Son Heung-Min - despite his recent eye surgery - would expect to be named, while stalwarts of their nations such as Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Ivan Perisic are also expected to be heading to the Middle East for the tournament.

Rodrigo Bentancur could be getting set for his fourth international tournament with Uruguay, while Ben Davies and on-loan Spurs defender Joe Rodon will likely appear for Wales. Alongside an already confirmed Spurs representative, there are a few players who could be included, while those left behind are definitely set for an intense period under Antonio Conte at Hotspur Way.

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Here are the confirmed lists of who is definitely going, who might be going and who is definitely not going:

Definitely going - Richarlison

Despite a calf injury keeping out of action for Spurs at the moment, Richarlison was named in Tite's final Brazil squad this afternoon (Monday November 7). There was some initial fear his World Cup hopes would be over after being substituted against Frankfurt with a similar calf injury that kept him out for a considerable amount of time last season with Everton.

The 25-year-old has some tough competition for places in the Brazil attack with Neymar and Vinicius Jr likely starters, meaning it could be a three-way shoot-out between Richarlison and Arsenal's Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli for a starting place.

Possible inclusions - Eric Dier, Ryan Sessengon

After a very consistent 2021/22 season in the middle of Spurs' back three, Eric Dier earnt a well-deserved call up back to the England squad in September after close to two years away from the international scene.

However, since returning to action with England in September he has struggled at times, with Spurs making several defensive errors in the past few months, throwing into doubt his possible inclusion in Gareth Southgate's squad.

The unfortunate hamstring injury to Ben Chilwell has perhaps increased the likelihood of Ryan Sessegnon being named in England's World Cup squad. The 22-year-old is yet to make a senior England appearance, but has made 48 appearances at Junior level, and the plague of injuries in the Three Lions back line could see him become a surprise inclusion.

Definitely not going - Dejan Kulusevski, Yves Bissouma

With Sweden losing their World Cup play-off against Poland earlier this year, Dejan Kulusevski will not be at the Qatar 2022 World Cup. While its likely to be disappointing for the 22-year-old, it is undoubtedly a positive for Spurs.

Kulusevski returned to action in the 2-1 home defeat to Liverpool after missing the last ten games with a hamstring injury picked up with Sweden, but the six-week pause will allow him to get back up to speed.

The same can also be said for Yves Bissouma as Mali will not be present at the World Cup and after recent impressive performances from the former Brighton man, more time working on the tactical aspects of the system Conte wants him to play in, is surely set to only be a positive.


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