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Spurs keeper set for international return

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Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will return to competitive football tomorrow night as he lines up for France in their crucial World Cup play-off against Ukraine in Kiev.

The Frenchman was left out of Spurs' match-day squad during last week's defeat to Newcastle United after he was knocked unconscious by Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku's knee in their stalemate with Everton. He was also not part of the Europa League squad that beat Sheriff Tiraspol last Thursday. 

After the incident at Goodison Park, Andre Villas-Boas tried to substitute Lloris but he adamantly refused and played the last 20 minutes of the game - a decision that was widely condemned.

However, after failing a concussion test during the week he wasn't risked at White Hart Lane for the matches on Thursday or Sunday.

The 26-year-old, signed from Lyon in August last year, has been a huge hit since his arrival, earning praise for his punching ability as well his speed and awareness off his line. 

He has kept an impressive seven clean sheets in Spurs' first 11 games in the 2013/14 campaign. And, France will want him at his best tomorrow night in Ukraine as the side attempt to book their ticket to next year's World Cup in Brazil. 

If he comes through both matches unscathed, Lloris is likely to make his return to the Lilywhites first team as they enter a crucial period of the season, starting with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 24th before Manchester United travel to north London a week later. 

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