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England to name World Cup squad on May 12

AFP, Wednesday 30 Apr 2014
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England manager Roy Hodgson will reveal his squad for the World Cup on May 12, a day after the Premier League season ends, the Football Association announced on Wednesday.

"This will be an important day for Roy and the players ahead of an exciting summer in Brazil," said Club England managing director Adrian Bevington in a statement.

Hodgson is expected to announce a 23-man squad and name up to seven players on standby in case of injury. The final list of 23 players must be submitted to FIFA on June 2.

England have been drawn to face Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica in World Cup Group D and will open their campaign with a match against the Italians in the Amazonian city of Manaus on June 14.

Hodgson's side will play Peru in a friendly at Wembley Stadium on May 30 before flying out for a training camp in Miami, where they are scheduled to play further warm-up matches against Ecuador and Honduras.

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