England announce 23-man squad for Euro ChampionshipMay 16th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) England football manager Roy Hodgson named his 23-man squad for this summer’s trip to Poland and Ukraine for UEFA EURO 2012 Wednesday. Manchester United’s centre-back Rio Ferdinand was the surprise omission from the team.
Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy and Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain make their first appearance in the senior squad.
Meanwhile, Liverpool’s out-form striker Andy Carroll is selected as one of four strikers alongside Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Jermain Defoe, reported Xinhua.
There are two warm-up games before the tournament. England face Norway in Oslo for Hodgson’s first game in charge May 26 before they play Belgium at Wembley Stadium June 2 in preparation for the Finals.
The first game of the tournament is against France in Donetsk June 11.
Goalkeepers: Robert Green (West Ham United), Joe Hart (Manchester City), John Ruddy (Norwich City).
Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Joleon Lescott (Manchester City), John Terry (Chelsea).
Midfielders: Gareth Barry (Manchester City), Stewart Downing (Liverpool), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), James Milner (Manchester City), Scott Parker (Tottenham Hotspur), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Ashley Young (Manchester United).
Forwards: Andy Carroll (Liverpool), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Daniel Welbeck (Manchester United) Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur).
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- Gerrard compares debutant Oxlade-Chamberlain with Rooney - Jun 12, 2012
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- Sunderland striker Bent recalled to England squad - Nov 09, 2009
- Welbeck on wonder goal: I knew it was coming - Jun 16, 2012
- Rooney to start for England's final group match - Jun 19, 2012
- Defoe extends contract with Tottenham till 2015 - Aug 31, 2012
- Manchester United stay in hunt as Chelsea suffer setback - Dec 27, 2011
- England name squads for two remaining World Cup qualifiers - Oct 05, 2009
- Van Marwijk drops Maduro, Emanuelson in Dutch Euro 2012 squad - May 16, 2012
- Italy to meet Germany in semis after beating England (Lead) - Jun 25, 2012
- Capello sends team doctor to check fitness of England players - May 05, 2010
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