Roy Hodgson Names 23 Player England Roster For Qualifiers against San Marino & Montenegro – Recalls Rio Ferdinand

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Rio Ferdinand

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Roy Hodgson has named his squad for the World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro next week.

The England Manager has selected a 26-man squad for the trip, which sees the Three Lions play their first two qualifiers of 2013.

First up is the trip to San Marino on Friday 22 March, before Group H table-toppers Montenegro are the hosts in Podgorica on Tuesday 26 March.

Hodgson has called up Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand for the first time during his spell as Manager.

Check out the England 23 Player Roster after the Jump……….

With 81 caps to his name, Ferdinand hasn’t featured for England since the game with Switzerland in June 2011.

And goalkeeper Ben Foster is back in the squad after his recent announcement that he is available for international selection again.

There are also call-ups for Tottenham Hotspur duo Scott Parker and Michael Dawson.

Parker hasn’t been in an England squad since last summer’s Euro Finals after injury problems kept him out of action in the first half of the season.

And it’s a first call-up under Hodgson for defender Dawson, who last featured in the game against Wales in March 2011.

The Squad

GoalkeepersBen Foster , Joe Hart, Fraser Forster.

DefendersLeighton BainesGary CahillAshley ColeMichael DawsonRio Ferdinand , Glen Johnson,Chris SmallingKyle Walker.

Midfielders: Michael CarrickTom CleverleySteven GerrardFrank LampardAaron LennonJames MilnerLeon OsmanScott Parker , Alex Oxlade-ChamberlainTheo WalcottAshley Young.

Forwards: Jermain DefoeWayne RooneyDaniel SturridgeDaniel Welbeck.

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