Ross Barkley and Andros Townsend are two of the surprise inclusions for Roy Hodgson's most recent squad - but they're by no means the first eyebrow raising selections.
Every manager likes to pick his own players - at international level this is slightly more difficult - but each boss brings a slightly different approach to the game, both tactically and in terms of personnel.
Hodgson has opted for Townsend - just one Premier League start for Tottenham - and Barkley - less than 10 appearances in the league for Everton.
It's fair to say neither were strongly touted before the squad announcement - so we've looked back at some of the other surprise England picks from years previous.
Click through the slideshow to see the top 5…
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