Could Spurs have both of England's starting wingers at the World Cup?

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With Aaron Lennon and Andros Townsend both in contention to make the trip to Brazil, Tottenham could be well represented.

With the World Cup just over six months away, plenty of players are fighting for a place in Roy Hodgson’s England squad to head to Brazil.

One area of contention will be on the wings, with a fair amount of players to choose from, but no real certainties of who will start.

Theo Walcott is not starting for Arsenal, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is injured, while Ashley Young is out of form.

As such Tottenham could well be source of two key attacking players for the Three Lions in Brazil. With Aaron Lennon and Andros Townsend both putting their hands up for inclusion so far this term, could the pair be the starting wingers for England at the World Cup?

Townsend’s early season form captured the imagination and saw him go from relegated QPR player to England international in a matter of months. The tricky wideman played a key part in qualification victories, with some scintillating performances against Montenegro and Poland.

However, since then Townsend has lost his place in the Spurs team to a man that shot himself onto the scene in similar fashion early in his career.

Aaron Lennon has proved that he is the man to start on Spurs’ right-wing in recent games, overcoming injury and competition for places to make the berth his own. If the former Leeds youth graduate continues in his rich vein of current form for upcoming months, surely Hodgson will bring the diminutive attacker back into the national fold.

Townsend is naturally left-footed, but has played the majority of his football on the right-hand side for the White Hart Lane club. This allows him to cut in-field and look to get shots off at goal.

This has delighted and infuriated Spurs fans in equal measure, with the side crying out for its widemen to hug the touchlines.

Against Sunderland on Saturday, Townsend was introduced from the bench on his natural left side and provided a number of excellent crosses in a bright display. With Andre Villas-Boas struggling to decide who should play on the left in his 4-2-3-1 system, surely operating left-footed Townsend on the left wing makes sense?

If this happens, Tottenham will have two lightning quick wingers that can run at opposition and get quality deliveries into the box. This could end the current indifference of the club’s attacking game, and as a result could see both wingers included in the England side for the World Cup next summer.

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