In this series we will explore Tottenham’s various links with Spain at club and international level, our meetings in friendly and competitive fixtures as well as the players from that country that have represented the Spurs.
With the World Cup in progress we start the series with a look at some meetings at international level.
England has met Spain to date on 25 occasions and Spain holds the dubious record of being the only country England has beaten in a penalty shootout in a major tournament.
As the World Cup approaches we bring up to date the Connections series. Today we have one of the ‘fab four’ and a preseason trophy success as well as our last meeting in European competitive action with a club from that country.
In this last look at art work and the World Cup, along with some trivia surrounding the competition, we start with this poster for the 1974 tournament.
So if you need a break from the high octane atmosphere of the opening games and the tidal wave of exclusive transfer news then take a moment to sit back and enjoy.
Tottenham's connections to Columbia, apart from our current defender Davinson Sanchez who has proved so successful in his first season with the club is just one meeting at club level.
As well as a few international meetings.
With this summers competition now underway we take the chance to change pace with some Spurs related trivia surrounding the competition and examine a few more pieces of art inspired by the tournament.
My previous World Cup nostalgic article was well received and I thought that as the World Cup gets underway (Spurs start in two days) you might enjoy a quick backwards glance at some more great pictures from previous competitions as we prepare for the next chapter in the story to be written.
With just a smidgen of trivia.
With the World Cup in Russia this summer Connections takes another look at some of the links between Spurs and that country.
We returned to Russia in September 2016 when we played CSKA in our Champions League group. It was the first CL game in their new stadium.
The Gallery where we collect together Spurs related images that are connected by a theme. In this case with the World Cup looming they all find our lads on duty for their countries. Please note, they may not have been with Tottenham at the time of the picture. This however should not distract from your pleasure.
Top - Paul Robinson for England V Paraguay in 2006.
The World Cup in 2014 saw only seven Spurs players participate, slightly down on the previous event four years earlier. This was in part due too no Tottenham men being included in the England squad. The players that did travel represented five different countries equaling our best ‘international spread’ since 1998.
After the recent overload of figures and statistics in the FiFa Files series we turn our attention back to some of the art work, including some from India that has surrounded the competition with a mix of Spurs related trivia.
England meet Nigeria for just the third time this week. Tottenham have a few connections with the country, which date back to 1949 and also include a player touring that country and a legend managing their national side.
Spurs have had one first team player from that country in its history but he was honoured by the Countries President. While one of our English players set an England record against them.
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