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England goes with youth, Defoe put on standby
by Paul Kennedy, May 12th, 2014 3:12PM

TAGS:  england


[WORLD CUP 2014] England coach Roy Hodgson picked just sic players from the 2010 World Cup team for his 23-player squad for this year's finals in Brazil. As expected, Toronto FC's Jermain Defoe was not in the first 23. He's one of seven players on standby.

Forward Wayne Rooney, midfielders Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and James Milner, defender Glen Johnson and and goalkeeper Joe Hart are the only holdovers from four years ago.

The squad includes 18-year-old Southampton defender Luke Shaw, 19-year-old Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling and 20-year-old Everton midfielder Ross Barkley.

England Roster:
Goalkeepers: Joe Hart (Manchester City), Fraser Forster (Celtic/SCO), Ben Foster (West Bromwich)
Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Phil Jones (Man. United), Luke Shaw (Southampton), Chris Smalling (Man. United)
Midfielders: Ross Barkley (Everton), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Southampton), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), James Milner (Manchester City), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)
Forwards: Rickie Lambert (Southampton), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Daniel Welbeck (Manchester United).

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