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England's Capello names 30-man provisional squad


LONDON, (Reuters) -- Uncapped Manchester City midfielder Adam Johnson was named in England's provisional 30-man World Cup squad on Tuesday and Jamie Carragher was recalled three years after retiring from internationals.

Also included were midfielders Scott Parker and Gareth Barry, who had been a a doubt after an ankle injury had ruled him out of action for the next three weeks.

There is a strong Tottenham Hotspur presence with centre backs Michael Dawson -- the only other uncapped player in the group -- and Ledley King, midfielders Tom Huddlestone and Aaron Lennon plus strikers Peter Crouch and Jermain Defoe in the 30.

Darren Bent is also among the forwards bidding to accompany first choice Wayne Rooney but there is no place for Carlton Cole or Bobby Zamora.

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Manager Fabio Capello, who will cut the squad for South Africa to 23 at the end of the month, will take his 30 players to a high-altitude training camp in Austria and has friendlies against Mexico and Japan to help him make his final decision.

Goalkeepers: David James (Portsmouth), Robert Green (West Ham United), Joe Hart (Manchester City).

Defenders: Ashley Cole (Chelsea), John Terry (Chelsea), Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Ledley King (Tottenham Hotspur), Jamie Carragher (Liverpool), Matthew Upson (West Ham United), Michael Dawson (Tottenham Hotspur), Leighton Baines (Everton), Stephen Warnock (Aston Villa).

Midfielders: Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), James Milner (Aston Villa), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Gareth Barry (Manchester City), Joe Cole (Chelsea), Tom Huddlestone (Tottenham Hotspur), Scott Parker (West Ham United), Aaron Lennon (Tottenham Hotspur), Adam Johnson (Manchester City), Shaun Wright-Phillips (Manchester City).

Forwards: Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Peter Crouch (Tottenham Hotspur), Emile Heskey (Aston Villa), Darren Bent (Sunderland), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur).