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Published: June 2, 2010
Arsenal winger Theo Walcott is shockingly left out of the squad after starting both of England’s recent friendly victories against Mexico and Japan.
Darren Bent, Adam Johnson, Scott Parker, Michael Dawson, Leighton Baines and Tom Huddlestone could also not be able to keep their place in last 23 men squad.
Gareth Barry is included after a fitness test on his ankle injury.
England travel to South Africa on Wednesday evening.
The World Cup begins on 11 June, with England’s first game coming a day later against the United States in Rustenburg.
England’s 23-man squad for the World Cup finals:
Goalkeepers: Joe Hart , David James , Robert Green .
Defenders: Jamie Carragher , Ashley Cole , Rio Ferdinand, Glen Johnson , Ledley King, John Terry , Matthew Upson , Stephen Warnock.
Midfielders: Gareth Barry, Michael Carrick, Joe Cole, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Aaron Lennon, James Milner , Shaun Wright-Phillips .
Forwards: Peter Crouch , Jermain Defoe , Emile Heskey, Wayne Rooney.
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