World Cup 2014: Michael Carrick to miss out on England squad

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick will miss out when England manager Roy Hodgson names his World Cup squad on Monday.

The 32-year-old former West Ham United and Tottenham player, who has won 31 caps, last featured for his country against Poland in October.

Hodgson, 66, is due to make his announcement in Luton at 14:00 BST.

Striker Wayne Rooney and defender Phil Jones should be fit, although injured right-back Kyle Walker may miss out.

England begin their World Cup campaign against Italy in Manaus on 14 June, followed by matches against Uruguay on 19 June and Costa Rica on 24 June.

Ashley Cole will be missing when Hodgson names his squad after being told on Sunday he was not among the manager’s selections.

The Chelsea left-back, whose place is likely to go to Southampton’s Luke Shaw, then announced his international retirement, having won 107 caps.

Hodgson’s side remained unbeaten through their qualifying group, but will definitely be without injured wingers Theo Walcott of Arsenal and Tottenham’s Andros Townsend.

Gunners midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain should be available despite not playing since 20 April because of a groin injury.

“The World Cup is in one month so there is plenty of time,” said Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger after his side’s 2-0 win at Norwich.

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