Sven Goran Eriksson has named his preliminary 23-man squad with 4 players on standby for this summer’s World Cup. Surprise package Theo Walcott is included!
Paul Robinson (Tottenham), David James (Manchester City), Robert Green (Norwich);
Gary Neville (Manchester United), Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United), John Terry (Chelsea), Ashley Cole (Arsenal), Sol Campbell (Arsenal), Jamie Carragher (Liverpool), Wayne Bridge (Chelsea);
David Beckham (Real Madrid), Michael Carrick (Tottenham), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Owen Hargreaves (Bayern Munich), Jermaine Jenas (Tottenham), Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough), Joe Cole (Chelsea), Aaron Lennon (Tottenham);
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Michael Owen (Newcastle), Peter Crouch (Liverpool), Theo Walcott (Arsenal).
Walcott can’t even get into the Arsenal first team and suddenly finds himself on a plane to Germany?
Bent and Defoe must be gutted today.