England coach Fabio Capello has named his 30-man provisional squad for the World Cup.
The Italian has made two surprise call-ups with Liverpool’s Jamie Carragher coming out of international retirement and Manchester City’s Gareth Barry being given a chance to prove his fitness after picking up an ankle injury last week.
As a result of Barry’s inclusion, Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has been omitted after he was tipped to replace Barry in the selection.
Uncapped duo Adam Johnson and Michael Dawson are in, along with Dawson’s Tottenham team-mate Tom Huddlestone.
Tottenham defender Ledley King has been given the call-up despite his injury problems, but Wes Brown and Joleon Lescott have both been left out.
West Ham midfielder Scott Parker has been included following an impressive season at Upton Park, but there is no place for Hammers team-mate Carlton Cole.
Joe Hart has been rewarded for his superb form during his loan spell at Birmingham with a place in the squad alongside fellow goalkeepers David James and Robert Green
Capello will have to cut the squad to 23 before the end of the month.
England’s 30-man provisional squad for the World Cup finals:
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.