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- Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Luke Shaw all in England squad
- Roy Hodgson names 23 man squad with seven stand-bys
- They will travel to Brazil for the World Cup
What a day it's been for Saints on the back of this incredible announcement.
That's the end of our live coverage but keep checking onto the website and tomorrow's paper for all the reaction.
Hodgson's comments which might well apply to Lallana and Shaw after their stellar seasons pushed them into the England squad: ''You can't ignore what people are doing on a week-to-week basis in their club sides; you select on what is happening.''
Here's what Hodgson is facing today...
Former England interim manager Peter Taylor has backed the decision to take Luke Shaw to the World Cup in Brazil ahead of the far more experienced Ashley Cole.
Taylor, who led England between the permanent reigns of Kevin Keegan and Sven-Goran Eriksson, believes Shaw will be included mainly to garner experience of a tournament before establishing himself as first-choice.
"I think it is a great decision," he said.
"It is obvious that Roy is thinking of Baines being number one and he will take Shaw with him because he might not be needed but it will be a good experience and get him ready for the Euros.
"I know that is a little bit of a gamble but it is obvious Baines is number one so it is a good decision for a very good young player."
Hodgson on choosing Lambert over Carroll: "The fact he played for Southampton didn't have any effect. Rickie Lambert has been with us throughout the campaign. It wasn't an easy decision to make but in the end I plumped for Rickie Lambert."
Hodgson: "Of course I believe the squad can win the World Cup."
Here it is! Roy Hodgson's England squad to take to Brazil: http://t.co/4y6zSeOuOU Thoughts? #ComeOnEngland http://t.co/kH5PQPmpK4— @VauxhallEngland 12 May 2014
Hodgson when asked if you can't win anything win kids: "Southampton might have proved it wrong...Southampton have had a very good season."
2:24pm Mon 12 May 14
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Only six of the players named today were in the World Cup squad in 2010
Hodgson: "Luke Shaw has had a wonderful season and has captured the headlines with his form and his ability. But it was an incredibly hard decision... Circumstances will prove if it was the right one."
Hodgson: "It was a very hard decision because Ashley is a player that I and the rest of my staff really appreicate. He is a magnificent player and what he has done for England is second to none.
"Then of course the emerging Luke Shaw who has had a wonderful season."
He added: "At the end if the day it was a decision I had to take and it was a hard job to call Ashley and explain that to him."
Frank Lampard is old enough to be Luke Shaw's dad, 17 year age gap between oldest and youngest.— @bpfootball 12 May 2014
They’re off to Brazil! #saintsfc http://t.co/1BqCdmKQbg— @SouthamptonFC 12 May 2014
Roy Hodgson will be addressing the media to explain his selections in about ten minutes. We will bring you the relevant bits.
Hodgson will have a much more indepth briefing with the written journalists for tomorrow's paper afterwards and we will bring you that in tomorrow's Daily Echo
Saints legend Matt Le Tissier has spoken to the Daily Echo's Gordon Simpson.
Here is his instant reaction...
“It’s absolutely brilliant for the football club. It’s a very proud day for everyone associated with the club, not just the three boys.
“The fact the team has had such a terrific season has helped the lads individually to get in.
“Also, we should still spare a thought on a day like this for Jay, who very well could have been included too."
What a great day for Saints.
Goalkeepers: Joe Hart (Manchester City), Ben Foster (West Bromwich Albion), Fraser Forster (Celtic).
Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Phil Jagielka (England), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Luke Shaw (Southampton), Chris Smalling (Manchester United).
Midfielders: Ross Barkley (Everton), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Southampton), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), James Milner (Manchester City), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal).
Attackers: Rickie Lambert (Southampton), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Daniel Welbeck (Manchester United).
Standby: John Ruddy (Norwich City), Jon Flanagan (Liverpool), John Stones (Everton), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Tom Cleverley (Manchester United), Andy Carroll (West Ham United), Jermain Defoe (Toronto FC).
CONFIRMED: Roy Hodgson has unveiled his @England squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil #3Lions http://t.co/eEdGnD5MBe— @england 12 May 2014
Here is the squad - Lallana, Lambert and Shaw are all in
Five minutes to go. We are fully expecting three Saints players to be going to the World Cup
You've got to love this...
We've updated our sticker book ready for the England squad announcement #gotgotneed https://t.co/6jWZ0hWRy1— @MirrorRowZed 12 May 2014
Thanks to all those who voted in our poll. Here are the results...
How many Saints players will make the England World Cup squad?
Roy Hodgson has arrived at the Vauxhall HQ in Luton ahead of the announcement...
Rickie Lambert would be the third oldest striker England have taken to a World Cup.
The older ones were Teddy Sheringham and Emile Heskey.
You can stun your friends with that one down the pub later.
1:18pm Mon 12 May 14
Think its JOB done for our boys and their bags are packed ready for Brazil . All have earned the right to wear the 3 lions , and these boys have the bite to get us through . Shame Jay cant join in the party , but his time will come
Time for a quick half hour poll. Get your votes in quick...
The media are starting to gather at Vauxhall HQ with just under an hour until the announcment
As per usual we pretty much know the England squad before the announcement is made.
Sky Sports have this gem of good news
Sky Sources: Southampton striker Rickie Lambert will be announced in the England World Cup squad #SSN— @SkySportsNews 12 May 2014
The Guardian have reported that they have details of the stand-by list. If it's correct no room for Nathaniel Clyne but Andy Carroll is in it which means Rickie Lambert would be in the 23 along with Lallana and Shaw.
They say it is:
Andy Carroll (West Ham)
John Stones (Everton)
John Ruddy (Norwich)
Jermain Defoe (Toronto)
Tom Cleverley (Man Utd)
John Flanaghan (Liverpool)
Luke Shaw would be the third youngest player to be named in an England World Cup squad behind Michael Owen and Theo Walcott.
Here is the Japan squad in full in case you were interested.
Goalkeepers: Eiji Kawashima (Standard Liege), Shusaku Nishikawa (Urawa Reds), Shuichi Gonda (FC Tokyo)
Defenders: Masahiko Inoha (Jubilo Iwata), Yasuyuki Konno (Gamba Osaka), Yuto Nagatomo (Inter Milan), Masato Morishige (FC Tokyo), Atsuto Uchida (Schalke), Maya Yoshida (Southampton), Hiroki Sakai (Hannover), Gotoku Sakai (Stuttgart)
Midfielders: Yasuhito Endo (Gamba Osaka), Makoto Hasebe (Nuremberg), Toshihiro Aoyama (Sanfrecce Hiroshima), Hotaru Yamaguchi (Cerezo Osaka)
Forwards: Keisuke Honda (AC Milan), Yoshito Okubo (Kawasaki Frontale), Shinji Okazaki (Mainz), Shinji Kagawa (Manchester United), Hiroshi Kiyotake (Nuremberg), Yoichiro Kakitani (Cerezo Osaka), Manabu Saito (Yokohama F Marinos), Yuya Osako (1860 Munich)
First bit of genuine news for the day.
It has been confirmed that Maya Yoshida has been included in Japan's 23 man squad for the World Cup.
Former pro turned pundit Robbie Savage not only has Adam Lallana in his England squad but in his team for the first game...
. @MirrorFootball my starting 11, 1/hart2/john3/baines/4barkley5/cahill6/jag/7sterling8/Gerrard 9/sturridge 10/Rooney11/ lallana 4-2-3-1— @RobbieSavage8 12 May 2014
Of course, Saints fans will also this morning be concerned as to whether Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw will still be Saints players at the time of the World Cup.
Unconfirmed reports suggest that Saints have already had big money offers for both of their stars from Liverpool and Manchester United respectively
As well as the big three we know about, don't rule out Nathaniel Clyne.
He is unlikely to make the 23 man squad but has a chance of making it into the seven man stand-by list.
He can cover both full back positions and could be the winner of Kyle Walker's injury problems.
It's worth noting what a momentous day this could be for Saints.
Only four serving players have ever gone to a World Cup with England.
They are Terry Paine, Kevin Keegan, Peter Shilton and Wayne Bridge.
Saints president and 1966 legend Terry Paine has made his feelings quite clear.
On top of that it is widely reported that Milner, Barkley and Lampard are all in
As is normal in these circumstances, the England squad has been leaking out.
We also hear that John Ruddy has missed out meaning the three keepers will be Joe Hart, Ben Foster and Fraser Forster
He then all but confirmed that Shaw was in the squad...
#Baines and #shaw are great players, proved this season, and are the future of this country, it was a pleasure to get #107 caps #eng #🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧— @TheRealAC3 11 May 2014
Luke Shaw's hopes have been boosted by the news that Ashley Cole has retired from international football after being overlooked by Hodgson.
The England manager phoned all the players concerned last night.
Here is how that news broke...
I got the call from Roy and agree England team should be about the young players. I think it best I retire from England team now. 😢😢— @TheRealAC3 11 May 2014
Hello and welcome to the Daily Echo's live coverage of the naming of the England World Cup squad.
Roy Hodgson will name his 23 man party for the trip to Brazil at the Vauxhall HQ in Luton at 2pm, along with seven players on stand-by in case of injuries.
Saints have plenty of interest with Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw and Rickie Lambert all tipped to get into the 23.