MNT May 11, 2010
England manager Fabio Capello has named a 30-man provisional squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Headlining the list are names like Wayne Rooney (the PFA player of the year), and recent Chelsea title winners Frank Lampard, John Terry and Ashley Cole. Tottenham Hotspur contributes six players to the squad, including two forwards in Peter Crouch and Jermain Defoe. Tottenham had a stellar season in the Premier League and qualified for the Champions League by finishing fourth. Capello will cut the list down to 23 by June 1. The USA opens the 2010 FIFA World CUp against England on June 12 in Rustenburg.
England 30-Man Preliminary Squad
GOALKEEPERS (3): Joe Hart (Manchester City), David James (Portsmouth), Robert Green (West Ham Utd.)
DEFENDERS (10): Leighton Baines (Everton), Jamie Carragher (Liverpool), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Michael Dawson (Tottenham), Rio Ferdinand (Manchester Utd.), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Ledley King (Tottenham), John Terry (Chelsea), Matthew Upson (West Ham Utd.), Stephen Warnock (Aston Villa)
MIDFIELDERS (12): Gareth Barry (Manchester City), Michael Carrick (Manchester Utd.), Joe Cole (Chelsea), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Tom Huddlestone (Tottenham), Adam Johnson (Manchester City), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Aaron Lennon (Tottenham), James Milner (Aston Villa), Scott Parker (West Ham Utd.), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Shaun Wright-Phillips (Manchester City)
FORWARDS (5): Darren Bent (Sunderland), Peter Crouch (Tottenham), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham), Emile Heskey (Aston Villa), Wayne Rooney (Manchester Utd.)