England boss Roy Hodgson announces squad for Euro 2012

PRIDE ... newly appointed England manager Roy Hodgson poses for a photograph in at Wembley Stadium.
PRIDE ... newly appointed England manager Roy Hodgson poses for a photograph in at Wembley Stadium.

ENGLAND manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed his 23-man squad for Euro 2012.

The new Three Lions chief has chosen to leave out former skipper Rio Ferdinand and the Manchester United defender is the biggest name among those omitted.

Hodgson’s squad reads;

Goalkeepers: Joe Hart (Man City), Robert Green (West Ham), John Ruddy (Norwich)

Defenders: Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Phil Jones (Man United), John Terry (Chelsea), Joleon Lescott (Man City), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Leighton Baines (Everton)

Midfielders: Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Stewart Downing (Liverpool), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Gareth Barry (Man City), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Scott Parker (Tottenham), Ashley Young (Man United), James Milner (Man City)

Strikers: Wayne Rooney (Man United), Danny Welbeck (Man United), Andy Carroll (Liverpool), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham)

Stand-by: Jack Butland (Birmingham), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Johnson (Man City, Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea)