Luke Shaw
Shaw won his first England cap against Denmark in March.

Southampton full-back Luke Shaw is the surprise inclusion in England's provisional squad for the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.

The 18 year old is selected ahead of Ashley Cole, who has since retired from international football after winning 107 caps and playing at three World Cups, but fellow Chelsea player Frank Lampard is involved.

Shaw is one of three Saints players included in the squad with Adam Lallana joined by Rickie Lambert, who edged West Ham United forward Andy Carroll.

Manchester United duo Tom Cleverley and Michael Carrick, who was called out of retirement by Hodgson, as well as Everton youngster Ross Barkley have been overlooked, with Jordan Henderson impressive form for Liverpool rewarded.

Injured Arsenal pair Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have been selected but must prove their fitness ahead of the opening game against Italy on 14 June.

Hodgson has selected seven standby players who cold yet be included ahead of the 2 June deadline by which squads must be submitted to Fifa.

The World Cup start on 12 June, with England facing Costa Rica, Italy and Uruguay in Group D.

England's 23-man World Cup 2014 squad:

Goalkeepers: Joe Hart, Fraser Forster, Ben Foster

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

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

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

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