Crystal Palace, Spurs and Arsenal stars added to England squad

21:57 11 November 2012

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha. Photo: PA Wire

PA Wire/Press Association Images

England coach Roy Hodgson has handed a shock call-up to highly-rated Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha.

The 20-year-old has been capped five times at Under-21 level and attracted the attention of a host of top clubs.

Now Hodgson has recognised that quality by handing Zaha a spot in his revised squad for Wednesday’s friendly with Sweden.

“Wow, everything’s happening so fast,” Zaha wrote on Twitter this evening.

Zaha is joined in the squad by Carl Jenkinson, even though the FA are still awaiting official clearance from FIFA that he is eligible to play for England, plus Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone.

Spurs duo Kyle Walker and Aaron Lennon are among five players to pull out through injury.

Wayne Rooney and Theo Walcott suffered injuries playing for Manchester United and Arsenal yesterday, while Liverpool’s Jonjo Shelvey missed this afternoon’s draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Related articles


Live Blog Transfer Window Live June 30
 

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest football news

Monday, July 6, 2015
Yohan Cabaye of France (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish has confirmed the club’s interest in PSG’s Yohan Cabaye.

Monday, July 6, 2015
Toby Alderweireld of Southampton  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Southampton are expecting to complete a deal for Toby Alderweireld after Atletico Madrid failed to cancel the buy-out clause in time.

Monday, July 6, 2015
Arturo Vidal of Juventus  (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

The latest transfer news and rumours involving the London clubs this morning.

Sunday, July 5, 2015
A TV camera films the action during the Barclays Premier League  (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

The general manager of Bundesliga club Mainz is becoming increasingly concerned that the English Premier League is going to threaten clubs like his.

Sunday, July 5, 2015
Neven Subotic of Borussia Dortmund tackles Aleksandar Mitrovic of Anderlecht  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has confirmed Roma have made the first bid for him this summer.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Good times with Greenall's!

Good times with Greenall’s, a Great British gin sponsors Great British racing.

Read more
Escape to the picturesque sights of Cornwall

Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!

Read more
Adrenalin junkies, this one's for you!

An icon of British engineering and a consistent favourite of James Bond, there are few names quite as legendary in motoring as Aston Martin.

Read more