Roy Hodgson names his squad for the matches against Ireland and Brazil.
England have announced their 22-man squad for the upcoming international friendlies against Ireland and Brazil in May and June.
Liverpool’s Andy Carroll, who has spent the season on-loan at West Ham, has been recalled to the squad after an impressive campaign with the Hammers, whilst there is also a place for Reading goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.
Manchester United’s Chris Smalling is not included despite featuring for his country in recent times and rumours that Swansea’s Wayne Routledge would get a place have turned out to be false.
With the announcement on Wednesday from Rio Ferdinand that he has retired from international football, manager Roy Hodgson has called on his centre-backs to make the step up.
Other defensive stalwart in recent years, John Terry, has also been left out by Hodgson.
England will play Ireland at Wembley on May 29 before facing Brazil for the second time in 2013 four days later on June 2.
Goalkeeper: Ben Foster (West Brom), Joe Hart (Man City), Alex McCarthy (Reading).
Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Phil Jones (Man Utd), Joleon Lescott (Man City), Kyle Walker (Spurs).
Midfielders: Michael Carrick (Man Utd), Tom Cleverley (Man Utd), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), James Milner (Man City), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Theo Walcott (Arsenal).
Forwards: Andy Carroll (Liverpool), Jermain Defoe (Spurs), Wayne Rooney (Man Utd), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Danny Welbeck (Man Utd).