Hodgson names youthful England squad for Brazil

Hodgson names youthful England squad for Brazil

16London, May 13 (IANS) England manager Roy Hodgson has announced a youthful squad, including the likes of Ross Barkley, Raheem Sterling and Luke Shaw, for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

The 23-member squad announced Monday also includes veterans such as Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney.

England are in Group D along with Uruguay, Costa Rica and Italy.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Joe Hart (Manchester City), Ben Foster (West Bromwich Albion), Fraser Forster (Celtic).

Strikers: Rickie Lambert (Southampton), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Danny Welbeck (Manchester 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).

Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Phil Jones (Man Utd), Luke Shaw (Southampton), Chris Smalling (Man Utd).

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