Italian selects his 24 for upcoming matches with Bulgaria and Switzerland challenges.
Fabio Capello has named Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch in his England squad for the upcoming Euro 2012 qualifiers.
The Tottenham duo had been doubtful due to injury but have been included in a 24-man party ahead of England’s first competitive games since a dismal World Cup campaign.
They are joined by fellow strikers Darren Bent, Carlton Cole and Wayne Rooney, with no place for Andy Carroll despite his strong start to the season with Newcastle.
There are few surprises in the squad, although Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs keeps his place and Scott Carson of West Brom has been included as the third goalkeeper alongside Ben Foster and Joe Hart.
West Ham defender Matthew Upson has also been given the chance to put his World Cup pain behind him.
Chelsea pair Frank Lampard and John Terry had already been ruled out after suffering injuries in Premier League action on Saturday, while Rio Ferdinand is still not fit and the likes of Joe Cole and Aaron Lennon have been overlooked.
The Three Lions face Bulgaria in their opening Group G clash at Wembley on Friday before taking on Switzerland the following Tuesday.
Goalkeepers: Scott Carson (West Brom), Ben Foster (Birmingham), Joe Hart (Man City)
Defenders: Gary Cahill (Bolton), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Michael Dawson (Tottenham), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Joleon Lescott (Man City), Matthew Upson (West Ham)
Midfielders: Gareth Barry (Man City), Michael Carrick (Man Utd), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Adam Johnson (Man City), James Milner (Man City), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Shaun Wright-Phillips (Man City), Ashley Young (Aston Villa)
Forwards: Darren Bent (Sunderland), Carlton Cole (West Ham), Peter Crouch(Tottenham), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham), Wayne Rooney (Man Utd) (Sky Sports)
Once again Fabio Capello has to deal with a number of withdrawals and the loss of Chelsea pair John Terry and Frank Lampard will be keenly felt for these two potentially tricky fixtures. Andy Carroll must have felt he had a chance of a call up and Aaron Lennon’s omission is a little surprising.
Joeleon Lescott’s selection is a little surprising also but the Man City man has started the last three matches and performed solidly and his ability to double up at centre back and full back may be what appealed to the England coach. In fact City have six representatives in the squad, which is quite a contingent in the national team set up.
What do you think of the squad? Anyone missing? How do you feel about the ‘injuries’ suffered by the Chelsea duo?