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England Manager Roy Hodgson Names 23-Man Squad For World Cup 2014

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England manager Roy Hodgson has named his 23-man squad for World Cup 2014.

Goalkeeper: Joe Hart, Fraser Forster, Ben Foster

Defenders: Leighton Baines, Luke Shaw, Gary Cahill, Glen Johnson, Phil Jagielka, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling

Midfielders: Frank Lampard, Adam Lallana, Steven Gerrard, Ross Barkley, Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Raheem Sterling, Jack Wilshere

Strikers: Wayne Rooney, Rickie Lambert, Daniel Sturridge, Danny Welbeck

Standby: John Ruddy, Tom Cleverley, Jon Flanagan, Andy Carroll, John Stones, Jermain Defoe, Michael Carrick

Notable players who have been excluded include Ashley Cole, and Kyle Walker.

What’s your reaction to the England 23-man squad? Let us know in the comments section below. Who wasn’t included that should have been? And who are the surprises in your opinion?

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13 Responses to England Manager Roy Hodgson Names 23-Man Squad For World Cup 2014

  1. John says:

    Huge Lamps fan but even I have to say I am surprised to see him going.

  2. goatslookshifty says:

    Wilshere needs to come through. His title of the young great English midfielder is quickly diminishing. I’d pick Luke Shaw over Baines to start. Would have loved to see Cahill and Terry at centre half. Can’t stand the bloke but Terry is still solid. Too bad his personal issues cut his England career short. Jagielka seems dodgy at times. No surprises here though.

    • StellaWasAlwaysDown says:

      I agree on Wilshire, and moreso on Terry. Hate what the man is and has done, but he is solid on the pitch. It’ll be weird not seeing him anchor the team this summer.

  3. StellaWasAlwaysDown says:

    Good to see a few new faces. England hasn’t gotten it done so why not shake things up a bit?

    I’m disappointed Walker didn’t get a chance. Watched him on loan to Villa, and he is a beast. Barring any injuries, he’ll be in the next squad for sure.

  4. goisles01 says:

    I can’t see why can’t England can’t make it out of group. I think Uruguay is ready to take a step down with Suarez being physically and mentally exhausted after a title run and Edinson Cavani didn’t impress me against top competition. I think England will at least make it to the 2nd round, in fact I have England beating Ivory Coast in the 2nd round in my brackets.

  5. scrumper says:

    For me Milner has been the most improved player this season and should do well if picked.

  6. Tony Butterworth says:

    More surprised about Carrick than Walker or Cole.

    Taking two left backs seems kind of odd. With Smalling and Jones you have some flexibility.

    Despite not playing well recently Cleverly must be disappointed after being a key Hodgson man 12 months ago.

  7. Pakapala says:

    What does Lampard have to do to be left out of the England squad? Break his leg?

  8. Flyvanescence says:

    Why in the name of the queen is Frank Lampard on that squad while Gareth Barry isnt even being considered?

  9. Smokey Bacon says:

    Very happy with this squad. Obviously central defense looks weak but Jagielka won’t let anyone down if he’s fit. He’s just as good as Terry and won’t be a disruptive influence.

    Well done to the soon to be ex Southhampton boys too.

    Happy to see Lampard going. Still a top pro and can perform at this level if not a starter.

    Barkley could be the one we are all talking about after the tournament. Touch of the Gascoigne’s about him.

  10. Americano and Proud says:

    Sad to see MLS stars Jermaine Defoe and young starlet Bradley Wright-Phillips miss out.

    • Flyvanescence says:

      Bradley Wright-Phillips? Familiar with him. Came thru Man City. Wasnt good enough to play in the Prem. Went to MLS after playing at a Championship club or two (or more).

      Not good enough. Not by a long shot. Shows how bad MLS is.

  11. brn442 says:

    Lamps and may not be an automatic starter with his age especially in that Brazilian heat but he has crucial experience. Just as a footballer, Terry should have been there.

    This was supposed to have been the tournament where Wilshire would have willed England to glory, sadly – injuries and his form has stunted his potential.

    Perhaps, he can do a Rossi and surprise us all.

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