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Beckham Recalled To England Squad

England manager Fabio Capello has recalled David Beckham to the England squad in a 30-man provisional squad in preporation for next weeks friendly against France.

The 32-year-old LA Galaxy star is striving to win his 100th cap against the ex-World Champions.

19-year-old Theo Walcott has also been called up alongside Gabriel Agbonlahor and Jermaine Defoe, with oddly no place for Aaron Lennon.

Paul Robinson has been dropped in favour of David James, Chirs Kirkland and Scott Carson. Michael Carrick misses out as Frank Lampard returns from inury.

Oddly, Boro defender David Wheater received the call, despite this writer seeing him as a future Newcastle centre-back.

James (Portsmouth), Carson (Aston Villa), Kirkland (Wigan); Bridge (Chelsea), A Cole (Chelsea), Johnson (Portsmouth), Terry (Chelsea), Brown (Man Utd), Lescott (Everton), Ferdinand (Man Utd), Wheater (Middlesbrough), Woodgate (Tottenham), Upson (West Ham); Barry (Aston Villa), Young (Aston Villa), Bentley (Blackburn), J Cole (Chelsea), Lampard (Chelsea), Wright-Phillips (Chelsea), Beckham (Los Angeles Galaxy), Gerrard (Liverpool), Hargreaves (Man Utd), Downing (Middlesbrough), Jenas (Tottenham); Walcott (Arsenal), Agbonlahor (Aston Villa), Crouch (Liverpool), Rooney (Man Utd), Owen (Newcastle), Defoe (Portsmouth)

The squad will be reduced to 23 on Saturday night.

Whether Beckham makes the cut or not remains to be seen.