| Tuesday 15 June 2010

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World Cup 2010: Fabio Capello names 30-man England squad

Jamie Carragher and Ledley King are the surprise call-ups to England's provisional 30-man squad for World Cup 2010 - but there is no place for Manchester United's Owen Hargreaves.

Fabio Capello
In the frame: Jamie Carragher, Ledley King, Scott Parker and Darren Bent have been named in Fabio Capello's 30-man squad

Neither Carragher nor King have played a game for England under Capello, although the Tottenham centre-back was called into the squad for a double header against Slovakia and the Ukraine last year, only to be disgarded a couple of days later on fitness grounds.

England's 30-man provisional squad for World Cup 2010:

Goalkeepers: Joe Hart, David James, Robert Green.

Defenders: Leighton Baines, Jamie Carragher, Ashley Cole, Michael Dawson, Rio Ferdinand, Glen Johnson, Ledley King, John Terry, Matthew Upson, Stephen Warnock.

Midfielders: Gareth Barry, Michael Carrick, Joe Cole, Steven Gerrard, Tom Huddlestone, Adam Johnson, Frank Lampard, Aaron Lennon, James Milner, Scott Parker, Theo Walcott, Shaun Wright-Phillips.

Forwards: Darren Bent, Peter Crouch, Jermain Defoe, Emile Heskey, Wayne Rooney.

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With doubts over Rio Ferdinand and John Terry, and Wes Brown and Joleon Lescott ruled out through injury, Capello has talked Carragher out of retirement and will have a look at the Liverpool defender, plus King, who has just played four games in 15 days, before finalising his 23-man squad for South Africa.

With Gareth Barry selected, despite on-going concerns over the ankle injury he suffered during Manchester City's defeat to Tottenham last week, Capello has decided not to call on Hargreaves, as had been predicted even though the midfielder has played only one minute of senior football since Oct 2008.

Instead, West Ham's Scott Parker is included in a midfield also containing Joe Cole, who has not been involved since the sensational win over Croatia in September 2008.

Manchester City's Adam Johnson is one of two uncapped players in Capello's squad, the other being Tottenham defender Michael Dawson.

Only three goalkeepers - David James, Robert Green and Joe Hart - have been named, whilst attempts to talk Wayne Bridge out of making himself unavailable have been less successful than Capello's efforts with Carragher.

Amongst the players who were mentioned as candidates but did not receive a call were Gary Neville, who was an outside bet anyway, Stewart Downing and Carlton Cole.

In addition, as first reported by Telegraph Sport, the injury to Bobby Zamora saw him fail to secure a place amongst the final 30 despite his outstanding contribution to Fulham's excellent season.