Spurs International: Updates on Sarr, Son and Bissoma at Asia Cup and AFCON

We're two rounds into the group stages of both the Africa Cup of Nations and the Asian Cup, so it's time to take stock of where Tottenham Hotspur's players stand in the competitions. If you're just tuning in, Spurs have three players with their national teams for two major international tournaments: Son Heung-min captains Korea Republic as they look to win their first Asian Cup since the 1960s, while Babe Char (Senegal) and Yves Bissouma (Mali) ) are in AFCON.



First, let's check on Sarr. Senegal made it two wins from two with a 3-1 win over Cameroon in AFCON Group C on Friday. While Sarr was a substitute in the first match against Gambia, he started against Cameroon and picked up his first assist of the tournament. In the 16th minute, Sarr was upended when a header on the edge of the box was blocked, but Ismalia Sarr curled a deflected shot past the keeper to put Senegal ahead. Senegal got further goals from Habibou Diallo and Sadio Mane to secure victory; After a solid performance in central midfield, Pape Char was substituted in the 74th minute.

Senegal have already qualified for the next round and face second-placed Guinea tomorrow. A draw or win would see Senegal clinch the group; Guinea can exit the group with a draw or better.

WILD drew 2-2 against Jordan. Sony both scored a penalty in the ninth minute to give Korea the lead, but faced a tough match against a Jordanian side that led by two goals at the break. Korea pulled away after Yassan Al-Arab 90+1' own goal leveled the score and earned a point in 2nd half extra time.

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Korea top their group with Jordan but are still heavily favored to exit the group as their final match is against winless Malaysia who have yet to score a goal in the tournament. The match will be held on Thursday. However, thanks to Japan's loss to Iraq last week, there is a good chance of a Japan-Korea matchup in the Round of 16.

After a decisive win against South Africa, Mali stumbled a bit against Tunisia, earning a 1-1 draw in what turned out to be one of the most competitive groups in the tournament. However, Spurs midfielder Yves Bissoma is not in Mali's side; He is said to have recovered from malaria, but it is difficult to get reliable information about how he is doing or why he is not around.

Mali top the group with four points but need to beat Namibia on Wednesday to ensure qualification. A draw or defeat to Tunisia will see South Africa crash out in the group stage.

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