Monday May 12 2014
England name World Cup squad

England have named their 23-man squad for this summer’s World Cup, including a number of youngsters.

The Three Lions face Italy in their first group match at the tournament, playing the Azzurri in Manaus on June 14.

And this afternoon Roy Hodgson has announced his final squad, with the likes of Everton’s Ross Barkley, Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling and Southampton pair Luke Shaw and Adam Lallana all named for their first ever tournament experience.

Goalkeepers: Hart, Foster, Forster

Defenders: Shaw, Cahill, Johnson, Jagielka, Jones, Smalling, Baines

Midfielders: Gerrard, Carrick, Wilshere, Henderson, Milner, Lallana, Barkley, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sterling

Forwards: Rooney, Sturridge, Welbeck, Lambert

On the stand-by list are: Ruddy, Flanagan, Stones, Carrick, Cleverley, Carroll, Defoe