Confirmed: England squad announced - Shaw, Lampard in; Carrick out

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Roy Hodsgon has announced his squad for the World Cup in Brazil this summer.

England go to the World Cup in Brazil with perhaps the lowest ever level of national expectation before such a tournament - and with that in mind Roy Hodgson might just be willing to go with youth over experience this time around.

And now he has announced his team ahead of the World Cup this summer, and there is little surprise after the revelation that Ashley Cole and Kyle Walker were not involved yesterday.

The goalkeepers picked themselves, although it would seem Fraser Forster got the nod over John Ruddy - who is on the standby list. Luke Shaw is of course in the team ahead of Cole while Phil Jones and Chris Smalling will be asked to cover right-back if Glen Johnson is not available.

In the midfield, Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are fit for the competition, while Ross Barkley got a call up after his tremendous form. Frank Lampard is also in the team - although Michael Carrick is left out.

Rickie Lambert got the nod over the likes of Andy Carroll to travel with Danny Welbeck, Daniel Sturridge and Wayne Rooney.

Ruddy, Michael Carrick, Andy Carroll, Jermain Defoe, John Stones, Tom Cleverley and Jon Flanagan are on the standby list.

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