Hodgson names England squad for friendly double
England coach Roy Hodgson has named his squad for the friendlies against the Republic of Ireland and Brazil.
Reading goalkeeper Alex McCarthy earns a first call-up to the senior squad for the double-header, having featured three times for the U21s, while Wayne Rooney is included in the 22-man party despite uncertainty over his future at Manchester United. Liverpool striker Danny Sturridge also earns a recall.
England take on Giovanni Trapattoni's Republic side at Wembley on 29 May, before travelling to World Cup hosts Brazil to play in Rio's newly-refurbished Maracana Stadium on 2 June.
Goalkeepers: Ben Foster, Joe Hart, Alex McCarthy