Spurs could be handed Son and Lo Celso blow next season under new FIFA changes
Tottenham boss, Jose Mourinho was not particularly pleased to see the vast majority of his players leave Hotspur Way to go on international duty this week.
However, Mourinho and the other top-flight managers in Europe will be pleased to see that this is the final international break until the end of March.
However, Football.London report that the Tottenham boss could be put in an even tighter spot next season after FIFA decided to move the September 2020 international match window, which was due to take place from August 31 to September 8, to the start of 2022.
The window has been allocated to January 24 to February 1, 2022, which means that the AFCON finals, as well as the international tournaments organised by the South American and the Asian federations, will be played in this window.
Tottenham could thus be set to lose many of their non-European stars for what could potentially be a crucial time in their season.
Spurs would potentially be without Son Heung-min, Serge Aurier, Giovani Lo Celso, Erik Lamela, Davinson Sanchez, Paulo Gazzaniga and Lucas Moura if all are called-up.
While it remains to be seen whether Carlos Vinicius will still be at Tottenham next season after the end of his loan spell, he is another player who could be called up by Brazil, although he is yet to be capped for his country.