England coach Fabio Capello has named Gareth Barry and Jamie Carragher in his 30-man provisional squad for the World Cup.
Liverpool defender Carragher has come out of international retirement to be named in the squad to help provide cover in defence.
Manchester City midfielder Barry was a major doubt for the squad after picking up an ankle injury last week, but Capello has taken a gamble on his fitness.
As a result of Barry's inclusion, Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has been omitted after he was tipped to replace Barry in the selection.
Tottenham have six players represented in the squad with Ledley King, Michael Dawson, Tom Huddlestone, Aaron Lennon,Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch all included in the squad.
King has been given the nod despite his injury problems, but Wes Brown and
Joleon Lescott have both been left out.
Dawson is one of two uncapped players in the squad along with Manchester City's Adam Johnson after a fine campaign for the winger at Eastlands.
West Ham midfielder Scott Parker has been included following a superb season at Upton Park, but there is no place for Hammers team-mate Carlton Cole.
Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole has made the squad despite struggling to hold down a place in the Blues side this season and he has not featured for England since the win over Croatia in September 2008.
Joe Hart has been rewarded for his impressive form during his loan spell at Birmingham with a place in the squad alongside fellow goalkeepers David James and Robert Green
There is no spot for Fulham striker Bobby Zamora with Darren Bent being named among the strikers along with Wayne Rooney, Emile Heskey, Crouch and Defoe.
Gary Neville, Stewart Downing and Phil Jagielka are all missing from the squad after being tipped for call-ups.
Capello will have to trim the squad to 23 before the end of the month with seven players set to be given the heartbreaking news of missing out on the World Cup.
England's 30-man provisional squad for the World Cup finals:
Joe Hart, David James, Robert Green, Leighton Baines, Jamie Carragher, Ashley Cole, Michael Dawson, Rio Ferdinand, Glen Johnson, Ledley King, John Terry, Matthew Upson, Stephen Warnock, Gareth Barry, Michael Carrick, Joe Cole, Steven Gerrard, Tom Huddlestone, Adam Johnson, Frank Lampard, Aaron Lennon, James Milner, Scott Parker, Theo Walcott, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Darren Bent, Peter Crouch, Jermain Defoe, Emile Heskey, Wayne Rooney.
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