Sensational triple save by Lloris helps France hit back to draw with Iceland
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A look at how some of Tottenham Hotspur’s players fared while on international duty this week
Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris produced a masterful first-half stop during France’s 2-2 draw at home to Iceland in a friendly encounter last night.
The Spurs captain has endured a tough few weeks, but showed signs he was back to his best in Guingamp.
A stunning moment in the 38th minute, when Lloris made three close-range stops in the space of a few seconds, kept the score at 1-0 to Iceland.
Even though the visitors went two goals ahead in France, the World Cup winners hit back to claim a 2-2 draw with a couple of late efforts in he 86th and 90th minute.
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Tottenham youngster Juan Foyth had to remain as an unused substitute in Argentina’s 4-0 victory over Iraq in Saudi Arabia.
Although he failed to get any minutes on the pitch, it was the 20-year-old’s first ever experience with the senior national team and one he will learn from.
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It was a similar story for Cameron Carter-Vickers as he failed to come off the bench for the United States during their 4-2 loss to Colombia.
Spurs defender Davinson Sanchez did start, however, and played the whole match as his nation secured the bragging rights from this friendly fixture.
There was disappointment for Ben Davies and Wales though, as they lost 4-1 at home to Spain in Cardiff.
Davies played 62 minutes before he left the pitch with the visitors 3-0 up on their way to a comfortable triumph.
Victor Wanyama played and captained Kenya during their goalless draw in Ethiopia on Wednesday.
The Africa Cup of Nations qualifier match was played out in front of an enormous crowd, but the deadlock could not be broken.
Wanyama and Kenya will be in action next on Sunday against the same opposition, but this time on home soil.
Elsewhere, Harry Kane, Harry Winks, Eric Dier and Kieran Trippier will all hope to feature in England’s UEFA Nations League Group A4 match in Croatia this evening.
The game will be played behind closed doors while Heung-min Son’s South Korea will take on Uruguay later tonight in a friendly match.
Lucas Moura could make his Brazil return this evening when they face Saudi Arabia, also in a friendly encounter.
Serge Aurier will lead Ivory Coast out in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier later at home to Central African Republic while Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld will be in Nations League action for Belgium at home to Switzerland.
Alderweireld is the only Spurs member in the Red Devils squad though, because of injuries to Jan Vertonghen and Mousa Dembele.
Tottenham confirmed on Thursday centre back Vertonghen will be unavailable until December with a hamstring problem.