LONDON - Fulham striker Bobby Zamora was
named in the England squad on Monday for next month's Euro 2012
qualifier against Switzerland for the first time since breaking
his leg last August.
Coach Fabio Capello named Zamora because Liverpool's Andy
Carroll is injured and Wayne Rooney is suspended for the Group G
match at Wembley on June 4.
Zamora made his debut for England as a second half
substitute in a friendly against Hungary last August, but a
month later broke his leg in a Premier League match against
Wolverhampton Wanderers and did not play again until recovering
His goal against Arsenal in Sunday's 2-2 draw on the final
day of the Premier League season was his fourth in 11 matches
since his return to action.
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand also returns in a
26-man squad with Capello having to call up Fulham reserve
keeper David Stockdale alongside Scott Carson as back-up goalies
after Ben Foster and Robert Green stated they did not wish to be
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick is also
recalled, while Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, who was left
out of the Under-21 squad for this summer's European
championship in Denmark, keeps his place in the senior party.
With all five teams in the group having played four matches,
England lead the standings with 10 points on goal difference
from Montenegro, followed by Switzerland (4), Bulgaria (4) and
Goalkeepers: Joe Hart (Manchester City), Scott Carson (West
Bromwich Albion), David Stockdale (Fulham).
Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Bolton
Wanderers), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Rio Ferdinand (Manchester
United), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Glen Johnson (Liverpool),
Joleon Lescott (Manchester City), John Terry (Chelsea), Kyle
Walker (Tottenham Hotspur).
Midfielders: Gareth Barry (Manchester City), Michael Carrick
(Manchester United), Stewart Downing (Aston Villa), Adam Johnson
(Manchester City), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), James Milner
(Manchester City), Scott Parker (West Ham United), Theo Walcott
(Arsenal), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal), Ashley Young (Aston Villa).
Forwards: Darren Bent (Aston Villa), Peter Crouch (Tottenham
Hotspur), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur), Bobby Zamora
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