England name 23-man World Cup squad

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England manager Roy Hodgson has named his 23-man squad for this summer's World Cup finals in Brazil.

The 66-year-old includes Southampton left-back Luke Shaw, who was the subject of a £25m bid from Manchester United on Sunday night, and his club teammates Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert.

Liverpool's 19-year-old winger Raheem Sterling also makes the cut, as does Everton's 20-year-old midfielder Ross Barkley. Both youngsters have enjoyed superb campaigns with their respective Merseyside clubs.

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is included after returning from injury, while Chelsea veteran Frank Lampard will also be in Brazil.

The highest-profile absentees include Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole, who announced his international retirement on Twitter last night, and Manchester United midfielders Tom Cleverley and Michael Carrick, who are on the standby list along with West Ham's Andy Carroll.

England's 23-man World Cup squad:

Goalkeepers: Joe Hart, Ben Foster, Fraser Forster

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

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

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

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

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