Roy Hodgson has unveiled his 23-man World Cup squad. The England coach believes England can win the tournament, although he acknowledges that such thoughts are meaningless if the players don't do themselves justice.
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“Do I believe we can win it? Yes, of course I do. Why take a squad otherwise? But they’re empty words…If they don’t show their talent, all the optimism in the world counts for nothing. We will do nothing to let people down.”
Goalkeepers Joe Hart (Man City), Ben Foster (West Brom), Fraser Forster (Celtic).
Defenders Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Chris Smalling (Man Utd), Phil Jones (Man Utd), Leighton Baines (Everton), Luke Shaw (Southampton).
Midfielders Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), James Milner (Man City), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal), Ross Barkley (Everton), Adam Lallana (Southampton), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal).
Forwards Wayne Rooney (Man Utd), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Danny Welbeck (Man Utd), Rickie Lambert (Southampton).
Stand-bys John Ruddy (Norwich), Jon Flanagan (Liverpool), John Stones (Everton), Michael Carrick (Man Utd), Tom Cleverley (Man Utd), Andy Carroll (West Ham), Jermain Defoe (Toronto).