World Cup 2022: Harry Kane and Gabriel Jesus could get pre-tournament breathers

Side-on shot of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane prior to the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Tottenham Hotspur on 29 October, 2022 at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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England captain Harry Kane and Brazil's Gabriel Jesus are among a host of Premier League stars who could buy themselves a potentially priceless break prior to the World Cup.

The Tottenham and Arsenal strikers have both picked up four yellow cards this season, meaning they're one away from serving a one-match ban. And should they collect another booking this weekend, they'll be suspended for their respective clubs' games next weekend – which sees the final round of fixtures before the tournament in Qatar kicks off.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...