Chelsea captain John Terry has been left out of the England squad for the exhibition match against Italy in Berne on Aug. 15, the Football Association said.
Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney and Ashley Cole are also among senior players left out as manager Roy Hodgson looks at younger candidates, including Tottenham’s Steven Caulker and Jake Livermore who are picked for the first time. Michael Carrick returns, having asked not to be considered for Euro 2012.
England squad: Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Birmingham City), Joe Hart (Manchester City), John Ruddy (Norwich City). Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Steven Caulker (Tottenham Hotspur), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur). Midfielders: Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Tom Cleverley (Manchester United), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Adam Johnson (Manchester City), Jake Livermore (Tottenham Hotspur), James Milner (Manchester City), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Jack Rodwell (Everton), Ashley Young (Manchester United). Forwards: Andy Carroll (Liverpool), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur), Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea), Theo Walcott (Arsenal).