Squad Named for Sweden

Written By Mekhels Linxets on Thursday, November 8, 2012 | 6:31 PM

England Manager Roy Hodgson has named his squad for the game with Sweden in Stockholm next Wednesday and has selected a 23-man group for the trip.

There is one new face in the squad, as Hodgson has selected Everton midfielder and former schoolboy international Leon Osman for the first time, following his good form for the Goodison Park club this season.

Liverpool's young duo Raheem Sterling and Jonjo Shelvey are also named in the full squad, after previously being called into Hodgson's squad as replacements this season.

There is a return to the international scene for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere following his recovery from injury, his first call-up since the game with Switzerland in June 2011.

The squad will meet up on Sunday and train in Manchester ahead of travelling to Stockholm for the game, which is the official opening of the new Friends Arena in the Swedish capital. 

The Squad

Goalkeepers
Fraser Forster (Celtic), Joe Hart (Manchester City), John Ruddy (Norwich City).

Defenders
Leighton Baines (Everton), Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Steven Caulker (Tottenham Hotspur), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur).

Midfielders
Tom Cleverley (Manchester United), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Aaron Lennon (Tottenham Hotspur), Leon Osman (Everton), Jonjo Shelvey (Liverpool), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal), Ashley Young (Manchester United).

Forwards
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea), Daniel Welbeck (Manchester United).

Original by The FA