Carrick misses the cut as Hodgson names World Cup squad
Michael Carrick, Andy Carroll and Kyle Walker have been left out of the 23-man England World Cup squad named by Roy Hodgson for Brazil this afternoon.
Carrick has paid the price for a poor season with Manchester United while West Ham striker Carroll has been named on the standby list after a season ravaged by injury.
Tottenham defender Walker misses out due to a pelvic injury.
As expected, teenage left-back Luke Shaw makes the cut ahead of Ashley Cole, who retired from international football on Sunday night after being told he had not made the squad.
Goalkeepers: Joe Hart, Ben Foster, Fraser Forster
Defenders: Phil Jones, Gary Cahill, Chris Smalling, Phil Jagielka, Glen Johnson, Leighton Baines and Luke Shaw.
Midfielders: S.Gerrard, J.Henderson, F.Lampard, J.Milner, R.Barkley, A.Oxlade-Chamberlain, J.Wilshere, R.Sterling & A.Lallana
Strikers: Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Danny Welbeck and Rickie Lambert.
Disappointed to be left out of the squad, World Cups are special and to miss out hurts. Want to wish the boys the very best of luck.— Michael Carrick (@carras16) May 12, 2014
World Cup stand-by list: John Ruddy, Jon Flanagan, John Stones, Michael Carrick, Jermain Defoe, Tom Cleverley and Andy Carroll.