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Roy Hodgson has a word with the England players during a training session, November 18 Reuters

England manager Roy Hodgson will name the 23-man squad plus seven standby players for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil on Monday.

Where to Watch Live

Live coverage of the England World Cup squad announcement will be available at 2pm BST on Sky Sports News.


Hodgson has already confirmed Ashley Cole will not be a part of the England squad and the Chelsea defender has announced retirement from international duty. Arsenal star Theo Walcott and Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend will miss this World Cup due to injuries.

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney and their defender Phil Jones are fighting to prove their fitness in order to board the plane to Brazil. However, the Red Devils duo are likely to be included in the squad by Hodgson on Monday.

Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge, Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling and Glen Johnson have a bright chance of being named in the 23-man shortlist. Southampton trio Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw are also contenders to make it to Brazil.

England are in Group D, which includes Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica. The Three Lions start their campaign on 14 June against Italy, followed by a game against Uruguay on 19 June. The last group stage fixture is against Costa Rica on 24 June.

What They Say:

Roy Hodgson: "I've known for a while. To come away from that somewhat, in my opinion, frivolous idea that a coach watches matches week after week - works with players over two years and 25 games and then in the last couple of games of the season goes to watch a match and suddenly finds a player that had not played any point."

Gary Lineker: "The only one I might take a chance on, because we are so short in central defence, is Stones. I really like him, and he has got a lot about him. Is he worth a gamble? Well, if Roy loses another one - if Jones doesn't make it for example - then what else have we got?"