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Tottenham Hotspur starlet snubs England

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Tottenham Hotspur starlet Nabil Bentaleb has put an end to speculation surrounding his international future after agreeing to play for Algeria at the upcoming World Cup in Brazil, dismissing rumours he could have opted for England in the future. 

The Spurs youngster will join up with the Algerian national team next month after being named in the squad to face Slovenia when the two sides meet in a warm-up fixture ahead of this summer's tournament. 

The 19-year-old represented France at junior level, his country of birth, however is able to change his allegiance due to the fact he was born to Algerian parents.

"He has agreed to play for the country of his parents after meeting Algerian Football Federation president Mohamed Raouaraoua," said the Algerian federation in a statement.

"He will be called up for the game on March 5 against Slovenia in Blida." 

After impressing at the heart of the Tottenham midfield, it was alleged that the Football Association would look into the possibility of Bentaleb representing England in the future, but it seems his decision has been made with the lure of a World Cup appearance this year a possible proving decisive. 

Following their 4-0 drubbing of Newcastle in midweek, Tottenham remain in the hunt for a Champions League place, currently occupying fifth spot in the Premier League. 

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