This is what Spurs' player of the year, Dawson had to say, and he seemed delighted that he is given this great chance to be at the World Cup.
"It's a crazy game and things can change in a split second. One minute I'm trying to arrange my holiday, then I get a call asking if I was on holiday because Rio had pulled out of training. I said 'no' and then I was just waiting by the phone before getting a call saying I would be picked up in an hour. It's been a crazy day. I've not had time to think about it but I've had call after call with people wishing me good luck.
"I know all the lads through having been with them for two weeks, so I'll just be going out there and training as normal. I was planning to watch the first game of the tournament with my friends and family, but now I'm going to be there for real. I'll be going out there still having not yet won a senior cap, so what better place to get one if that was to happen. But I'll just go there and train like I do every day at Spurs and we'll have to see what happens."