Tottenham are set to fine the trio of South American players who seemingly joined up with their countries without permission last week, according to Football London.

Last night we relayed video footage from the World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina, in which Spurs duo Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso started.

The game was brought to a halt after just seven minutes as health officials appeared to attempt to deport Argentina’s Premier League-based players.

Who knows what will happen in the coming days? But one thing looks certain – Romero, Lo Celso and Davinson Sanchez, of Colombia, will be punished by Tottenham.

That’s according to Football London. Their report says the players accepted their call-ups without permission from Spurs, who joined other Premier League clubs in refusing to release their South American players.

The exact ramifications are unclear but it appears there is a chance those players will be unavailable for Tottenham’s trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

With that in mind, Nuno Espirito Santo will be hoping Joe Rodon is fit to partner Eric Dier at centre-back – or Emerson Royal could debut at right-back with Japhet Tananga moving into the middle.



  1. Seems all very unfair for them.
    They were threatened if they don’t join the National teams, then their selection in the future would be in doubt.
    Damned if they don’t, damned if they do!

  2. Absolute rubbish! As if the club didn’t know they were there ?? the fact they weren’t in training might give it away a little.

    • Utter bs. NES gave his backing to the players, publicly after our last game, for them to join. He criticised the government, fa and premier league for their inaction

  3. Maybe more competent national associations would have sorted this out before it caused difficulties. Spurs do pay the salaries of these players, and have a right to be consulted.

  4. Let’s stop blaming clubs, F A and the government and point the finger where it belongs, FIFA. It would seem that nothing at FIFA changes who ever is in charge, they do not live in the real world.


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