Green replaces Stockdale

Hammers goalkeeper brought into England squad

Green: Hammers goalkeeper called into England squad to replace Stockdale

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Goalkeeper Rob Green is to replace David Stockdale in the England squad for the Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland at Wembley.

The West Ham shot-stopper was initially overlooked for the clash on 4th June after asking not to be selected by manager Fabio Capello.

Green, who has slipped down the pecking order following his World Cup blunder against the USA, did not want to be involved as his partner was due to give birth at the end of May.

Fulham's Stockdale and Scott Carson were selected in Capello's party as back-up to established No.1 Joe Hart, but the Cottagers man is getting married the day before England are due to tackle the Swiss.

And with Green's partner having given birth earlier than expected, the Upton Park goalkeeper has now been brought back into the fold to replace Stockdale.

Unless Hart suffers an untimely injury, it seems unlikely that Green will be required for anything other than bench duties next month.