London — England's Football Association says coach Roy
Hodgson will name his World Cup squad on May 12, the day after the Premier
League season ends.
The squad is expected to be divided into 23 players with
seven back-ups, although FIFA regulations require only a 30-man provisional
squad to be named by May 13. The deadline for the final 23-man squad is June 2.
England's first World Cup warm-up match is against Peru on
May 30, before further games against Ecuador and Honduras. England will face
Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica in the group stage.
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