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POLL: Roy Hodgson names England squad for Fifa World Cup 2014 in Brazil

Southampton's Adam Lallana

Southampton's Adam Lallana

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England boss Roy Hodgson has named his 23-man squad for this summer’s World Cup in Brazil, which begins next month.

Included in Hodgson’s squad are Southampton trio Ricky Lambert, Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw.

Ashley Cole has already announced his international retirement having been told he was not going to make the cut, while Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick also misses out.

The Three Lions’ first Group D game will be against Italy, in Manaus, on June 14 (11pm), before they take on Uruguay five days later, in Sao Paolo (8pm).

England’s final group game is against Costa Rica, on June 24, in Belo Horizonte (5pm).

A quarter of the squad have less than five caps.

Goalkeepers: Hart (Man City), Foster (WBA), Forster (Celtic)

Defenders: Johnson (Liverpool), Baines (Everton), Shaw (Southampton), Jagielka (Everton), Cahill (Chelsea), Jones (Manchester United), Smalling (Manchester United)

Midfielders: Gerrard (Liverpool), Lampard (Chelsea), Lallana (Southampton), Barkley (Everton), Sterling (Liverpool), Wilshere (Arsenal), Henderson (Liverpool), Milner (Manchester City), Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal)

Attackers: Rooney (Manchester United), Sturridge (Liverpool), Welbeck (Manchester United), Lambert (Southampton)

Back-up: Ruddy (Norwich), Flanagan (Liverpool), Stones (Everton), Carrick (Manchester United), Cleverley (Manchester United), Carroll (West Ham), Defoe (Toronto)

11 comments

  • Exactly how much do we pay the England Manager for all his very hard work? (Hmmm). Is it more than a nurse or care worker or policeman or doctor? I know the answer, of course: He gets about £3 million a year and received a £1 million bonus for getting England to the World Cup (i.e £1 million for him and embarrassment for England). So he is 'worth' 100 times a Police Officer? 300 times a care worker? I don't think so. Pay the England manager £100,000 per year and get someone who loves football, loves his country but is not doing it for the money. The crazy situation of astronomical salaries for certain (often cushy) jobs needs to stop. We pay those who do the MOST DIFFICULT jobs the LEAST AMOUNT; maybe history will judge us as tunnel-vision fools.

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    Johnthebap

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • Shocking - this team is going to be a major embarrassment, we aren't even going to make it past the group stages. Roy knows this, the press knows this! We all know this... historically its always been "can we make it to the semi-finals?" but now its "can we be lucky enough to get beyond the group stages"? Not an exciting prospect. Obviously, Roy is thinking about the more experienced players being unable to hack the climate in Rio for so long, so the younger team seems logical in that sense, except I think most are lacking on the international experience front... which is rather important in the world cup! Roy is already feeling the heat and all he had to do is name the team (of course more behind the scenes)... just wait until the world cup begins... he might end up being sacked by the end of it.

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    Ipswich Entrepreneur

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • Ha ha yer saw pictures of Beckham. He gets that where ever he goes so must be used to it. Last time he was in Ipswich was 2001 i imagine!

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    Staidtastic

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • Ruddy's ok, but the two reserve keeps are as good or better. Just Hodgsons preference really isnt it. Obviously Hart is going to start. Though why double Premier League winner Richard Wright isn't in the squad is beyond me!! :o)

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    Staidtastic

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • That might be the case Johnthebap, but believe it or not there was a time when few had heard of the likes of Beckham, Rooney, Lineker, Gascoigne, Moore, Charlton etc, etc

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    Robotix

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • This is less an 'Who's Who' of English football as a "Who?"

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    Johnthebap

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • I agree, these younger lads are our future, so lets get that future started.

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    Lee Davies

    Monday, May 12, 2014

  • As a footballer Ashley Cole has been the best left back in the world, and if Hodgson's reasoning in not including him in the squad is valid, then how come Lampard isn't also left out? Baines should be first choice, but if he gets injured then will an 18 year old with no England experience be a suitable replacement. That said, it is good to see younger players in the squad, and a quarter final finish will be a success this time rather than a failure.

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    england1770

    Monday, May 12, 2014

  • Oh and chavs, leave Becks alone let him have a peaceful meal, instead of posting embarassing selfieswith him. I would love to read his mind whilst you are standing there with food stuck to your teeth. Have some class, wait till he has had his meal, then politely say hello and leave. People anger me with this crazy fbook and twitter rubbish grrrrrr

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    Lee Davies

    Monday, May 12, 2014

  • Ruddy is a quality player and should be there. He can't help his teams bad season. I expect that if he right manager is found they will bounce back up. I as all real town fans secretly admit, they are more organised than us and we inside always expect to lose to them. Good luck Norwich , from one of the true football fans at town, not one of the mindless hooligans.

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    Lee Davies

    Monday, May 12, 2014

  • Unlucky Ruddy!

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    Staidtastic

    Monday, May 12, 2014

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